AVIO H3602 - Avionics 2

Module Title:Avionics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, class discussion, tutorial, laboratory,flight simulator exercises and demonstrations will be used. Emphasis will be placed on active learning including problem / project bases learning.
Module Aim: To provide the student with the competency and skills for radio and navigation systems on modern aircraft.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the principle of operation of AM, FM radio transmitters, receivers and their use in avionic systems.
LO2 Explain the operation of ground based navigation beacons and their associated airborne based receivers / transmitters and understand the use of avionic test equipment to analyse their operation.
LO3 Access the operation of satellite and inertial based navigation systems.
LO4 Describe the operation of an aircraft autopilot system and explain how the inner and outer interfaces operate as part of the automatic flight control system for the aircraft.
LO5 Discuss the operation of the flight controls on an aircraft and their function as part of the overall autopilot control system.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Communication and Navigation
Fundamentals of radio wave propagation, antennas, transmission lines, communication, receiver and transmitter; Working principles of the following systems: Very High Frequency (VHF) communication; High Frequency (HF) communication; Audio; Emergency LocatorTransmitters; Cockpit Voice Recorder; Very High Frequency omnidirectional range (VOR); Automatic Direction Finding (ADF); InstrumentLanding System (ILS); Flight Director systems; Distance Measuring Equipment (DME); ; Area navigation, RNAV systems; Flight Management Systems;Global Positioning System (GPS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS); Inertial Navigation System; Air Traffic Control transponder,secondary surveillance radar; Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS); Weather avoidance radar; Radio altimeter; MEMS and range sensors, systems programming, data filtering.
Fundamentals of automatic flight control including working principles and current terminology; Command signal processing; Modes of operation: roll, pitch and yaw channels; Yaw dampers; Stability Augmentation Systems; Automatic trim control; Autopilot navigation aids interface; Autothrottle systems. Automatic Landing Systems: principles and categories, modes of operation, approach, glideslope, land, go-around, system monitors and failure conditions. , GPS augmented landing systems,
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Students will sit an examination during the module. 1,2,5 10.00 Week 7
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will complete a number of practical assignments during the module and produce a report on each assignment 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam The written examination, at the end of the module, will evaluate the extent of the student’s knowledge of the learning outcomes. 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 3.53
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEACS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems 5 Mandatory