Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition (6th ed.)


Thomas K. Eismin


Complete coverage of modern electrical and electronics systems for aircraftFully 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 787Fiber-optic cableBrushless motors and modern sensorsVariable frequency generatorsVery light jet electrical power systemsElectronic maintenance dataAdvanced integrated test equipmentGPS augmentation systems and satellite communicationsFlight data and cockpit voice recordersSynthetic vision and radar systemsIntegrated flight decksFlight management systemsAnd much moreThis 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

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