Civil Avionics Systems by Ian Moir and Allan Seabridge

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Contents of Civil Avionics Systems PDF Book

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Avionics Technology
  • The nature of microelectronic devices
  • Processors
  • Memory devices
  • Digital data buses
  • Data bus examples – integration of aircraft systems
  • Regional aircraft/business jets
  • Fibre-optic buses
  • Avionics packaging – Line Replaceable Units
  • Typical LRU architecture
  • Environmental conditions
  • Integrated Modular Avionics
  • Software
  • References
  • Chapter 3 – Systems Development
  • System design
  • Key agencies and documentation
  • Design guidelines and certification techniques
  • Equivalence of US and European Specifications
  • Interrelation of processes
  • Requirements capture
  • Requirements capture example
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Component reliability
  • Dispatch reliability
  • Markov Analysis
  • Development processes
  • The produce life cycle
  • Development programme
  • ETOPS and LROPS requirements
  • References
  • Chapter 4 – Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft electrical system characteristics
  • Power generation
  • DC power generation
  • AC power generation
  • Power generation control
  • Modern electrical power generation types
  • Electrical power quality
  • Primary power distribution
  • Power conversion and energy storage
  • Batteries
  • Secondary power distribution
  • Power switching
  • Load protection
  • Solid state power controllers
  • Electrical loads
  • Motors and actuation
  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Subsystem controllers and avionics systems
  • Ground power
  • Emergency power generation
  • Ram Air Turbine
  • Back-up converters
  • Permanent magnet generators
  • Typical aircraft DC system
  • Typical civil transport aircraft systems
  • Civil aircraft electrical system examples
  • Boeing
  • Airbus A
  • More-Electric Aircraft (MEA)
  • Electrical system displays
  • Aircraft wiring
  • References
  • Chapter 5 – Sensors
  • Air data
  • Magnetic sensing
  • Magnetic Heading Reference System (MHRS)
  • Inertial navigation
  • Inertial sensing
  • Inertial navigation
  • Inertial platforms
  • Strapdown systems
  • Radar sensors
  • Radar altimeter
  • Doppler radar
  • Weather radar
  • References
  • Chapter 6 – Communications and Navigation Aids
  • Radio Frequency spectrum
  • Communications systems
  • High Frequency
  • Very High Frequency
  • Satellite communications
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) transponder
  • Traffic Collision and Avoidance System
  • Communications control system
  • Navigation aids
  • Automatic Direction Finding
  • Very High Frequency Omni-Range
  • Distance Measuring Equipment
  • TACAN
  • VORTAC
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Instrument Landing System
  • Transponder Landing System (TLS)
  • Microwave Landing System (MLS)
  • Hyberbolic navigation systems
  • References
  • Chapter 7 – Displays
  • Introduction
  • The electromechanical instrumented flight deck
  • Early flight deck instruments
  • The s – piston-engined aircraft
  • The s – jet aircraft
  • The Attitude Direction Indicator
  • The Horizontal Situation Indicator
  • The altimeter
  • The Airspeed Indicator (ASI)
  • Standby instruments
  • The ‘glass’ flight deck
  • Advanced civil flight deck research
  • BAC – technology demonstrator
  • Boeing and
  • British Aerospace advanced turbo-prop
  • Airbus A /A
  • Upgrade of ‘Classic’ aircraft flight decks
  • Glass standby instruments
  • Airworthiness regulations
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Certification guidelines
  • Display format guidelines
  • Display system architectures
  • Display suite components
  • Display systems
  • Electronic flight instrument systems
  • Combined EFIS and EICAS/ECAM systems
  • Modular avionics display systems
  • Display media
  • Visual requirements
  • Environmental requirements
  • Electrical power supply transient immunity
  • The Cathode Ray Tube
  • The Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display
  • Displays for the flight deck of the future
  • Large area head-down displays
  • Three-dimensional and four-dimensional display formats
  • The Head-Up Display
  • References
  • Chapter 8 – Navigation
  • Basic navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Oceanic crossings
  • Inertial navigation
  • Air Data and Inertial Reference Systems (ADIRS)
  • Satellite navigation
  • GPS error
  • Differential GPS
  • Integrated navigation
  • Sensor usage – phases of flight
  • GPS overlay programme
  • Categories of GPS receiver
  • Flight Management System (FMS)
  • FMS Control and Display Unit (FMS CDU)
  • FMS procedures
  • FANS
  • Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)
  • GPWS and EGPWS
  • References
  • Chapter 9 – Flight Control Systems
  • Inter-relationship of flight control functions
  • Flight control – frames of reference
  • Flight control systems
  • Mechanical back-up
  • Flight control actuation
  • Flight control and monitoring requirements
  • Airbus FBW philosophy
  • Boeing flight control system
  • Top-level Boeing PFCS overview
  • Autopilot Flight Director Systems (AFDSs)
  • Autopilot modes
  • Integrated autopilot system – Boeing AFDS
  • Autoland
  • Flight Management System
  • Future systems – Airbus A FBW
  • Flight Data Recorders
  • References
  • Chapter 10 – Engine and Utility Systems
  • Engine systems
  • Engine control on a modern civil aircraft
  • Air and environmental systems
  • Controlled environment for crew, passengers, and equipment
  • Fuel systems
  • Characteristics of fuel systems
  • Fuel system components
  • Integrated civil aircraft fuel systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Hydraulic system services
  • Emergency hydraulic power sources
  • Civil transport comparison
  • Landing gear systems
  • Central maintenance systems
  • Airbus A / Central Maintenance System
  • Boeing Central Maintenance Computing System
  • In-Flight Entertainment
  • In-Flight Entertainment (IFE)
  • Rockwell Collins
  • References
  • Chapter 11 – Systems Integration
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Open architecture issues
  • Component obsolescence
  • Definition of IMA cabinets – first-, second-, and third-generation
  • implementations
  • First-generation IMA
  • Second-generation IMA
  • Third-generation IMA
  • IMA Examples
  • References
  • Chapter 12 – Future Air Navigation System
  • Communications
  • Air–ground VHF data link
  • Air–ground SATCOM communications
  • HF data link
  • kHz VHF voice communications
  • Navigation
  • Classic method for defining navigation performance
  • RNP RNAV
  • RNAV standards within Europe
  • RVSM
  • RVSM implementation
  • Differential GPS enhancements
  • Protected ILS
  • Introduction of the Microwave Landing System (MLS)
  • Polar routes
  • Surveillance
  • TCAS
  • ATC Mode S
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance – address mode (ADS-A)
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance – broadcast mode (ADS-B)
  • Direct Routing
  • Need for flight management systems (FMS)
  • Boeing FANS Implementation
  • Airbus FANS-A Implementation
  • High-precision approaches
  • References
  • Chapter 13 – Military Aircraft Adaptation
  • Avionic and mission system interface
  • Navigation and flight management
  • Navigation aids
  • Flight deck displays
  • Communications
  • Aircraft systems
  • Applications
  • Air-to-air refuelling
  • Maritime patrol
  • Airborne early warning
  • Ground surveillance
  • Electronic warfare
  • Flying classroom
  • Range target/safety

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