Aircraft Avionics Flight Test
This three day module emphasizes the fundamental knowledge needed by evaluators for all aircraft avionics systems evaluations. The lectures lay the foundation on which all avionics systems. Evaluations are accomplished. This module is designed to provide the "big picture" of Systems testing. The course identifies the differences between systems and vehicle testing with emphasis on digital architecture. 1553 Data Bus architecture is described in detail, and the student is also exposed to ARINC 429, Mil-Std 1760, Firewire, EBR-1553 and other future applications. Time, Space, Position Information is described in its relation and importance to Systems testing.
The audience for this course will encompass Flight Test Engineers, Program Managers, military and civilian aerospace workers, Flight Test Range and Instrumentation support. The course is appropriate for newly hired or assigned personnel at these locations as well as seasoned veterans in the Test and Evaluation areas.
Robert E. McShea, B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Syracuse University, President, Aircraft Avionics Flight Test Consultants, LLC. Previous positions include Director, Avionics and Systems Academic Programs at the National Test Pilot School, Mojave, CA, Senior Technical Specialist at the Northrop Grumman Corporation in Palmdale, California.. He was employed by the Grumman Corporation in Calverton Long Island as a Group Manager for Avionics and Weapons Systems Test, He is the author of the text, Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapons systems, 2nd edition which is used as a text for this course.
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