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AMET 118 - Navigation and Communication
AMET 118

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

  • Total Hours: 40
  • Lecture Hours: 40
Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: No

Prerequisite: Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.
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

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • T18-1=40%
  • T18-2=40%
  • T18-3=20%

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

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