Technology is ever-changing in the field of aircraft avionics and new systems may require a different approach to testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revises its regulatory material as a result of system updates and therefore requirements for airworthiness testing also need to be updated.
Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapon Systems, 2nd Edition is a unique training book which serves as both a text and practical reference for all personnel involved in avionics and weapons system evaluation and testing, in the air and on the ground. Whether training pilots and personnel or planning to test systems, this book provides readers with the fundamentals and practical information needed to get the job done.
This new edition has been updated and expanded to offer additional chapter exercises and include three new chapters;
About the Author
The book is a compilation of experiences and methods from over 29 years in the business and interaction with Test Pilots and Test Engineers over the last 17 years as an Instructor/Director at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California.
Robert McShea is the Director, Avionics and Systems Academic Programs at the National Test Pilot School, Mojave, CA and is responsible for the formulation, preparation and instruction of all Avionics and Weapons Systems taught at the school. Formerly employed as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Northrop-Grumman Corporation in Palmdale, California, his primary responsibilities included the integration, development and test requirements definition for the B2 RADAR.
This book will be a useful reference for all personnel involved in avionics and weapons system evaluation and testing, in the air and on the ground including both private and military test pilot schools.
1. What is Avionics Flight Test and Why Do We Need It?
2. Time, Space, Position Information
3. MIL-STD-1553 and Digital Data Busses: Data Reduction and Analysis
4. Communications Flight Test
5. Navigation Systems
6. Part 23/ 25/ 27/ 29 Avionics Civil Certifications
7. Electro-optical and Infrared Systems
8. Radar Detection and Ranging – Radar
9. Electronic Warfare
10. Air-to-Air/ Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration
11. A Typical Avionics Integration Flight test Program
12. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
13. Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) and Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD)