Über den Autor
Dick Collinson has spent his professional career in the avionics industry. He has had "hands-on" experience of most of the systems described in this book and as Manager of the former Flight Automation Research Laboratory of GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd. ( now part of BAE SYSTEMS) led the research activities for the company at Rochester from 1972 to 1990. Dick was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1989 in recognition of his most significant contribution to research and development for advanced avionic equipment and systems and to their service in the UK and abroad.
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1: Introduction. 1.1. Importance and role of avionics. 1.2. The avionic environment. 1.3. Choice of units. 2: Displays and man-machine interaction. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. aHead up displays. 2.3. Helmet mounted displays. 2.4. Computer aided optical design. 2.5. Discussion of HUDs vs HMDs. 2.6. Head down displays. 2.7. Data fusion. 2.8. Intelligent displays management. 2.9. Displays technology. 2.10. Control and data entry. Further reading. 3: Aerodynamics and aircraft control. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. aBasic aerodynamics. 3.3. Aircraft stability. 3.4. Aircraft dynamics. 3.5. Longitudinal control and response. 3.6. Lateral control. 3.7. Powered flying controls. 3.8. Auto-stabilisation systems. Further reading. 4: Fly-by-wire flight control. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. aFly-by-wire flight control features and advantages. 4.3. Control laws. 4.4. Redundancy and failure survival. 4.5. Digital implementation. 4.6. Fly-by-light flight control. Further reading. 5: Inertial sensors and attitude derivation. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Gyros and accelerometers. 5.3. Attitude derivation. Further reading. 6: Navigation systems. 6.1. Introduction and basic principles. 6.2. Inertial navigation. 6.3. Aided IN systems and Kalman filters. 6.4. Attitude and heading reference systems. 6.5. GPS - global positioning systems. 6.6. Terrain reference navigation. Further reading. 7: Air data and air data systems. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Air data information and its use. 7.3. Derivation of air data laws and relationships. 7.4. Air data sensors and computing. Further reading. 8: Autopilots and flight management systems. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Autopilots. 8.3. Flight management systems. Further reading. 9: Avionic systems integration. 9.1. Introduction and background. 9.2. Data bus systems. 9.3. Integrated modular avionics. 9.4. Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS). Further reading. 10: Unmanned air vehicles. 10.1. Importance of unmanned air vehicles. 10.2. UAV avionics. Further reading. Glossary of terms. List of symbols. List of abbreviations. Index.
Introduction to Avionic Systems, Second Edition explains the principles and theory of modern avionic systems and how they are implemented with current technology for both civil and military aircraft. The systems are analysed mathematically, where appropriate, so that the design and performance can be understood. The book covers displays and man-machine interaction, aerodynamics and aircraft control, fly-by-wire flight control, inertial sensors and attitude derivation, navigation systems, air data and air data systems, autopilots and flight management systems, avionic systems integration and unmanned air vehicles.
About the Author. Dick Collinson has had "hands-on" experience of most of the systems covered in this book and, as Manager of the Flight Automation Research Laboratory of GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd. (now part of BAE Systems Ltd.), led the avionics research activities for the company at Rochester, Kent for many years.
He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1989 for his contribution to avionic systems research and development.
*Graduates (or equivalent) from a range of disciplines entering the avionics and aerospace industries.
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