Course Detail: AVIO - Principles of Avionics
OverviewThe Principles of Avionics Course introduces engineers and technicians to modern avionics. The course begins with the evolution of avionics technologies and the regulatory and advisory organizations that followed as the needs of the field developed. Early, now legacy avionics systems, are covered as an aid to introduce associated technologies such as charting and navigation. Although many legacy systems are slated to be reduced, their role becomes one of a backup and understanding those systems is important. The majority of the course is dedicated to the latest avionics systems that will be used in the implementation of Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), and Required Navigation Performance (RNP).
In addition to navigation, communications and surveillance systems will be introduced to complete the "Communications, Navigation, Surveillance" or CNS structure of avionics.
Embry-Riddle offers the Principles of Avionics Course and the Advanced Avionics Course. The Advanced Avionics Course is ideally a follow-on course to Principles of Avionics.
Who Should Attend
Because avionics is the future of the airline industry, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:
- New engineers or technicians that are employed in the avionics field
- Avionics engineers or technicians that may not be familiar with the latest avionics technologies
- Those involved in avionics design, production, marketing or sales
After completing this course you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:
- Evolution of the avionics industry and the regulatory and advisory organizations of today.
- Introduction or review of fields and waves and electromagnetic compatibility
- Fundamentals of navigation, WGS-84 earth model
- Terrestrial radio-based navigation systems for enroute, approach and landing
- Global navigation satellite systems, GNSS, with emphasis on GPS
- Augmentation systems for GNSS, space-based and ground-based
- Surveillance systems including mode-S, TCAS, and ADS-B
- Communications systems including terrestrial radio, SATCOM, and wired systems
1. Evolution of the avionics industry and the regulatory and advisory organizations of today
a. The need for electronics for the success of flight
b. The parallel growth of radio and its applications to aviation
c. Advancement of avionics during WWII
d. Post war application of war-time development
e. The establishment of international advisory groups
2. Introduction or review of fields and waves and electromagnetic compatibility
a. Electric and magnetic fields
b. The characteristics of antennas
3. Fundamentals of navigation, WGS-84 earth model
a. Frames of reference
b. Methods of navigation
4. Terrestrial radio-based navigation systems for enroute, approach and landing
a. Early electronic navigation systems
b. The automatic radio direction finder, ADF
5. Global navigation satellite systems, GNSS, with emphasis on GPS
6. Augmentation systems for GNSS, space-based and ground-based
7. Surveillance systems including mode-S, TCAS, and ADS-B
8. Communications systems including terrestrial radio, SATCOM, and wired systems
"It has often been said that aviation, and avionics in particular, has its own unique language of abbreviations and acronyms. This course will demystify some of that strange language and give insight on how the systems work."
"The instructor's grasp of the subject matter was exceptional!"
"This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. Dr. Helfrick is the "Wikipedia" of Avionics & associated topics..."
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Embry-Riddle will award 3.5 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course.
A cancellation charge of $150 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course. For additional information, please review the detailed cancellation, deferment, no-show and refund policies.
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