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CRC Press Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems

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This book provides an introduction to the principles of communications and navigation systems. It is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, and in particular will be suitable for those studying for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status.

This book systematically addresses the relevant sections (ATA chapters 23/34) of modules 11 and 13 of part-66 of the EASA"¦ more » syllabus. It is ideal for anyone studying as part of an EASA and FAR-147 approved course in aerospace engineering. It delivers the essential principles and knowledge base required by Airframe and Propulsion (A&P) Mechanics for Modules 11 and 13 of the EASA Part-66 syllabus and BTEC National awards in aerospace engineering. It supports Mechanics, Technicians and Engineers studying for a Part-66 qualification.It is comprehensive and accessible, with self-test questions, exercises and multiple choice questions to enhance learning for both independent and tutor-assisted study.


(336 pages) Butterworth-Heinemann-s Aircraft Engineering Principes and Practice Series provides students, apprentices and practicing aerospace professionas with the definitive resources to advance their aircraft engineering maintenance studies and career. This book provides an introduction to the principes of communications and navigation systems.

It is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a reated aerospace engineering discipine, and in particuar wi be suitabe for those studying for icensed aircraft maintenance engineer status.
The book systematicay addresses the reevant sections (ATA chapters 23/34) of modues 11 and 13 of part-66 of the EASA syabus. It is idea for anyone studying as part of an EASA and FAR-147 approved course in aerospace engineering.

Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 The radio frequency spectrum 1.2 Eectromagnetic waves 1.3 Frequency and waveength 1.4 The atmosphere 1.5 Radio wave propagation 1.6 The ionosphere 1.7 MUF and LUF 1.8 Sient zone and skip distance 1.9 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 2 Antennas 2.1 The isotropic radiator 2.2 The haf-wave dipoe 2.3 Impedance and radiation resistance 2.4 Radiated power and efficiency 2.5 Antenna gain 2.6 The Yagi beam antenna 2.7 Directiona characteristics 2.8 Other practica antennas 2.9 Feeders 2.10 Connectors 2.11 Standing wave ratio 2.12 Waveguide 2.13 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 3 Transmitters and receivers 3.1 A simpe radio system 3.2 Moduation and demoduation 3.3 AM transmitters 3.4 FM transmitters 3.5 Tuned radio frequency receivers 3.6 Superhet receivers 3.7 Seectivity 3.8 Image channe rejection 3.9 Automatic gain contro 3.10 Doube superhet receivers 3.11 Digita frequency synthesis 3.12 A design exampe 3.13 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 4 VHF communications 4.1 VHF range and propagation 4.2 DSB moduation 4.3 Channe spacing 4.4 Depth of moduation 4.5 Compression 4.6 Squech 4.7 Data modes 4.8 ACARS 4.9 VHF radio equipment 4.10 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 5 HF communications 5.1 HF range and propagation 5.2 SSB moduation 5.3 SELCAL 5.4 HF data ink 5.5 HF radio equipment 5.6 HF antennas and couping units 5.7 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 6 Fight-deck audio systems 6.1 Fight interphone system 6.2 Cockpit voice recorder 6.3 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 7 Emergency ocator transmitters 7.1 Types of ELT 7.2 Maintenance and testing of ELT 7.3 ELT mounting requirements 7.4 Typica ELT 7.5 Cospas-Sarsat sateites 7.6 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 8 Aircraft navigation 8.1 The earth and navigation 8.2 Dead reckoning 8.3 Position fixing 8.4 Maps and charts 8.5 Navigation terminoogy 8.6 Navigation systems deveopment 8.7 Navigation systems summary 8.8 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 9 Automatic direction finder 9.1 Introducing ADF 9.2 ADF principes 9.3 ADF equipment 9.4 Operationa aspects of ADF 9.5 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 10 VHF omnidirectiona range 10.1 VOR principes 10.2 Airborne equipment 10.3 Operationa aspects of VOR 10.4 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 11 Distance measuring equipment 11.1 Radar principes 11.2 DME overview 11.3 DME operation 11.4 Equipment overview 11.5 En route navigation using radio navigation aids 11.6 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 12 Instrument anding system 12.1 ILS overview 12.2 ILS ground equipment 12.3 ILS airborne equipment 12.4 Low range radio atimeter 12.5 ILS approach 12.6 Autoand 12.7 Operationa aspects of the ILS 12.8 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 13 Microwave anding system 13.1 MLS overview 13.2 MLS principes 13.3 Aircraft equipment 13.4 Ground equipment 13.5 MLS summary 13.6 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 14 Hyperboic radio navigation 14.1 Hyperboic position fixing 14.2 Loran overview 14.3 Loran-C operation 14.4 Loran-C ground equipment 14.5 Loran-C airborne equipment 14.6 Enhanced Loran (eLoran) 14.7 Mutipe choice questions

Chapter 15 Dopper navigation 15.1 The Dopper effect 15.2 Dopper

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