2nd Edition

Aircraft Digital Electronic and Computer Systems

ISBN 9780415828604
Published May 9, 2013 by Routledge
264 Pages 304 B/W Illustrations

USD $95.95

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Book Description

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

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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."