Aircraft Communication & Navigation SystemsMore
Introduces principles and techniques used in aircraft communication systems on propagation of radio waves, RF signal spectrum, transmitter, receiver, filters, band-limiting, modulations and Superhet radio receivers. This module covers aircraft systems such as the aircraft emergency locator transmitter, VHF/HF communications systems, VOR/ILS systems, Doppler navigation system, microwave landing system, automatic direction finding system, area navigation, global position system (GPS), traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS), flight management systems, and weather avoidance radar and radio altimeter. Also taught in this module are the principles and methods for minimising the effect of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference, methods used to minimise the effects of lightning strikes and static on aerials, and type of aerials and feeders. Basics of fibre optic data transmission, multiplexing circuits and audio systems are also covered.