Advanced Avionics covers systems that will be the mainstay of CNS (communications, navigation and surveillance) in the future. Course material reviews the basic theory of navigation and provides a thorough introduction and survey of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), with emphasis on GPS. Modern surveillance systems based on Mode-S and ADS-B are also covered as are both wired and wireless communications systems. This course includes in-class exercises that involve college-level mathematics.
This course covers some of the same topics as Fundamental Avionics (taught by the same instructor), but in much greater detail. Fundamental Avionics is not a prerequisite for this course. Additional subject matter covered in this course was previously included in Introduction to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) (also taught by the same instructor), which is no longer offered. Advanced Avionics will provide a good review for those who may have studied these subjects previously.
- The art and mathematics of navigation
- Electronic systems used for navigation
- The use of space-based navigation
- Electronically-guided approaches and landing
- The operation of the surveillance systems needed for safe aircraft separation
- The need for communications in modern aviation navigation and safety
- Examples of widely used wired and wireless communications systems
- Discussion of actual implemented systems and those planned for future use
- Systems required for PBN and RNP
- Emphasis on state-of-the-art systems
- Includes problem solving exercises
This course is intended for engineers involved in the design and development of avionics components and systems.
Early registration course fee: $2,195 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course fee: $2,395 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
Canada Department of National Defence Discount
This course is available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
Avionics and Avionic Components
Classroom hours / CEUs
28 classroom hours
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