An introduction to the principles of aircraft digital and electronic systems, this book is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline. Suitable for those studying towards licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status as part of an EASA Part-66 or FAR-147 approved course, or those taking Aerospace Engineering City & Guilds modules, EDEXCEL National Units, EDEXCEL Higher National Units or a Degree in aircraft engineering.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Number systems Chapter 3. Data conversion Chapter 4. Data buses Chapter 5. Logic circuits Chapter 6. Computers Chapter 7. The central processing unit (CPU) Chapter 8. Integrated circuits Chapter 9. MSI logic Chapter 10. Fibre optics Chapter 11. Displays Chapter 12. Electrostatic sensitive devices (ESD) Chapter 13. Software Chapter 14. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Chapter 15. Avionic systems Chapter 16. Aircraft data networks and AFDX Chapter 17. Large scale logic systems and VHDL Appendix 1. Abbreviations and acronyms Appendix 2. Revision papers Appendix 3. Answers Index
Mike Tooley has over 30 years of teaching electrical principles, electronics and avionics to engineers and technicians, previously as Head of Department of Engineering and Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, UK, and currently works as a consultant and freelance technical author
"as a classroom-type guide to the fundamentals of civil aircraft electronics, it does the job well for aspiring maintenance personnel."
- JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY, December 2008