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ATT 102 - Aircraft Electrical Systems

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of aircraft electrical systems, including AC and DC power generation and distribution for small general aviation (GA), corporate, and commercial airline transport aircraft. Includes electrical schematics, manuals, and diagrams. Also includes aircraft system power requirements for avionics; fuel and flight management; cabin atmospheric control; landing gear and flight controls; load; warning systems; cabin lighting; and entertainment systems.

Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify aircraft electrical power systems.
  2. State and apply the principles of electronic flight instrument and autopilot systems.
  3. Describe and illustrate the principles of communications, navigation, radar, and traffic collision avoidance systems. 
  4. Identify the principles of fuel indication and monitoring systems. 
  5. State and apply the principles of cabin atmospheric control systems. 
  6. Describe and illustrate the principles of hydraulic indication and monitoring systems.
  7. Describe and illustrate the principles of landing gear indication, actuation and braking systems. 
  8. Explain and demonstrate the principles of flight control protection, actuation and monitoring   systems. 
  9. Discuss aircraft lighting systems operations.
  10. Describe and illustrate the principles of cabin communication and entertainment systems.

Outline:
I.       Electrical Power

            A.   Introduction and terms

            B.   Typical component locations

            C.   Distribution of DC power

            D.   Distribution of AC power

            E.   DC power generation

            F.   AC power generation

            G.   Ground power

II.       Flight Instruments

            A.   Description

            B.   Principles of operation

            C.   Power supply

            D.   Equipment interface

            E.   Typical installation

III.      Auto Pilot

            A.   Description

            B.   Principles of operation

            C.   System components

            D.   Sensing and feedback

            E.   Equipment interface

            F.   Typical installation

IV.     Communication and Navigation Overview

            A.   Communication

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   System components

                  4.   Antennas

                  5.   Typical installation

            B.   Navigation

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   System components

                  4.   Antennas

                  5.   Typical installations

V.      Weather Radar and Traffic Collision Avoidance System

            A.   Weather Radar

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   System components

                  4.   Antennas

                  5.   Typical installations

            B.   Traffic Collision Avoidance System

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   System components

                  4.   Antennas

                  5.   Typical installations

VI.     Fuel Management System (Electrical)

            A.   Description

            B.   Principles of operation

            C.   System components

            D.   Quantity indication systems

            E.   Temperature sensing systems

            F.   Transfer control systems

VII.    Cabin Control Systems (Electrical)

            A.   Description

            B.   Principles of operation

            C.   System components

            D.   Pressurization control

            E.   Temperature monitoring

            F.   Temperature controls and distribution

VIII.    Hydraulic Power (Electrical) and Landing Gear

            A.   Hydraulic Power overview

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   System components

                  4.   Quantity, pressure and temperature monitoring

            B.   Landing Gear (Electrical)

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   System components

                  4.   Air and ground sensors

                  5.   Position indicating

                  6.   Anti-skid operation

                  7.   Auto brake control

IX.     Flight Controls (Electrical)

         A.   Description

         B.   Principles of operation

         C.   System components

         D.   Position indication

         E.   Asymmetry protection

         F.   Load limiting system

         G.   Take off warning

         H.   Stall Warning

X.      Cabin Lighting and Entertainment Systems Overview

            A.   Cabin Lighting

                  1.   Description

                  2.   Principles of operation

                  3.   Cockpit and cabin

                  4.   Exterior and logo

                  5.   Emergency

            B.   Entertainment Systems

                  1.   Video systems

                  2.   Audio systems

                  3.   Passenger address

                  4.   Passenger communications 

 

Note:  This is an accelerated overview course. It is the responsibility of the student to use the supplemental information on subjects that are not fully understood.  At the instructor’s discretion, a student without a current “A” airframe certificate issued from the FAA will be required to review and test on supplemental material that will be available (on CD) to the student for check out from the Aviation Technology Center’s tool crib.  Proof of current enrollment is required.


Effective Term:
Fall 2013



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