Wiley-IEEE Press; 1st edition
An expert reference to the numerous control, navigation, and other instrumentation systems that are utilized in a typical aircraft The document titled Aircraft Systems: Instrumentation, Communications, Navigation, and Control (PDF) provides a look at the most recent advancements that have been made in the aviation industry regarding radio navigation, instruments, and communication. The textbook was written by a well-known expert in the industry, and it contains in-depth descriptions of classic systems, as well as evaluations of recent advancements and information on technologies that are anticipated to emerge in the future. The author provides information on fundamental issues such as instruments, communication, radio propagation, inertial navigation, and radio navigation, and has a particular emphasis on navigational systems that are based on MEMS. This important book also includes chapters on magnetic compasses, radio wave propagation modes, solid-state gyroscopes, and the format of GPS signals. Aircraft Systems is an approachable textbook that covers a variety of topics, such as the organization of global navigation satellite systems, an analysis of primary and secondary radar, and more. This significant book includes:
- Incorporates a great number of practical examples of applicable calculations throughout the text in addition to a set of problems at the conclusion of each chapter.
- Provides throughout each chapter a number of “interesting diversion” topics that link the topics being studied to other advancements in the aerospace industry.
- Describes the evolution of the most recent technological advances in aviation instruments, communications, and navigation, with an emphasis on their historical context.
- Photographs taken by the authors while they were working as flight instructors show instruments and navigation systems in actual usage. This book provides examples of those equipment and systems.
Aircraft Systems: Instruments, Communications, Navigation, and Control is an essential guide to both the traditional and most current developments in aviation as they relate to radio navigation, communication, and instruments. It was written for upper undergraduate students in aerospace engineering as well as pilots in training.