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AMET 118 - Navigation and Communication

This module covers the operation and integration of flight instruments and avionics in analog and digital circuits.


Hours: 40 (Lecture Hours: 40)


Total Weeks: 15



Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
T18-1 - Flight Instruments

- Explain the requirements of flight instrument systems
- Explain pressure measuring instruments
- Explain gyroscopic instrument systems
- Explain magnetic compasses
- Explain transponders and DME’s
- Install and maintain Aircraft Flight Instruments
- Explain miscellaneous instruments
T18-2 – Avionics
- Explain avionics terminology
- Explain terminology/frequency spectrum/IFR VFR
- Explain the communications controls
- Explain theory of antennas, transmission lines, basic radio theory
- Explain aircraft VHF communication
- Explain HF systems
- Explain CVR’s
- Explain flight data recorders
- Explain (ELT) emergency locator transmitter
- Explain SAT/COM (satellite communications)
- Explain direction finding principles
- Explain global positioning (GPS)
- Explain principles of VOR
- Explain instrument landing system (ILS)
- Explain weather radar
- Explain EADI, EHSI, ECAM
- Explain installation practices
- Explain avionics maintenance
- Explain system troubleshooting
T18-3 - Data Bus and Digital Logic
- Decode various number systems
- Explain logic gates functions
- Describe integrated circuits and their logic applications
- Describe data bus and logic systems, controls and displays
- Describe testing, troubleshooting and safety procedures for digital systems


Learning Outcomes:

- The student will identify the components and explain the function of typical flight instruments and avionics packages.
- The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of data bus and digital logic and related circuits.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:



Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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