Fully updated for the latest technological advances, this comprehensive text describes design concepts, FAA certification requirements, and aerospace-quality maintenance and repair techniques for aircraft electrical and electronics systems. The materials contained in this book will benefit designers, engineers, and technicians for all aircraft and aerospace vehicles. The requirements for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certification are also presented. The book contains new and revised information on:The Airbus A-380 and the Boeing 787 Fiber-optic cable Brushless motors and modern sensors Variable frequency generators Very light jet electrical power systems Electronic maintenance data Advanced integrated test equipment GPS augmentation systems and satellite communications Flight data and cockpit voice recorders Synthetic vision and radar systems Integrated flight decks Flight management systems And much more
This thoroughly up-to-date resource leads you from the fundamentals of electron theory through to the study of aircraft digital control systems. In-depth details on AC and DC systems for virtually all varieties of aircraft--including the newest models--are provided. New and improved diagrams, an 8-page full-color insert, and helpful troubleshooting techniques are also included.Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition, covers: • Fundamentals of electricity • Applications of Ohm’s law • Aircraft storage batteries • Electric wire and wiring practices • Alternating current • Electrical control devices • Digital electronics • Electric measuring instruments • Electric motors • Generators and related control circuits • Alternators, inverters, and related controls • Power distribution systems • Design and maintenance of aircraft electrical systems • Radio theory • Communication and navigation systems • Weather warning and other safety systems • Instruments and autoflight systems
Simon Newman addresses the unique considerations applicable to rotor UAVs and MAVs, and coverage of blade dynamics is expanded to include both flapping, lagging and ground resonance. New material is included on blade tip design, flow characteristics surrounding the rotor in forward flight, tail rotors, brown-out, blade sailing and shipborne operations.
Concentrating on the well-known Sikorsky configuration of single main rotor with tail rotor, early chapters deal with the aerodynamics of the rotor in hover, vertical flight, forward flight and climb. Analysis of these motions is developed to the stage of obtaining the principal results for thrust, power and associated quantities. Later chapters turn to the characteristics of the overall helicopter, its performance, stability and control, and the important field of aerodynamic research is discussed, with some reference also to aerodynamic design practice.
This introductory level treatment to the aerodynamics of helicopter flight will appeal to aircraft design engineers and undergraduate and graduate students in aircraft design, as well as practising engineers looking for an introduction to or refresher course on the subject.