AVS 0090 Avionics Fundamentals FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate or previous electronics experience or training




This course provides an introduction to the installation and repair of Avionics systems and components. Students will learn to terminate wires and fabricate simple harness assemblies. Lab projects will include assembly of an intercom harness and a VHF communication radio harness. Students will study mathematics and physics in relation to avionics design and operation. FAA and FCC regulations will be discussed. Students will prepare for Element 1 of the FCC GROL exam. SUGGESTED TEXT(S): GROL Plus, Maia and West, ISBN 0-945053-14-2 Avionics Training: Systems, Installation and Troubleshooting, Len Buckwalter ISBN 1-88-5544-21-9 FAA AC 43.13-1B/2A Acceptable Methods, Techniques & Practices ISBN #0-89100306-1 FAR Handbook for Aviation Maintenance Technicians ISBN #0-88487-314-5 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: REVIEW OR MODIFICATION DATE: Fall Term 2005 (20061) Fall Term 2006 (20071) Fall Term, 2008 (20091) – Outline Review 2007

C. § Using a manufacturer’s installation manual. Page 2 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) Note: § Denotes Lab Project I. 20 III. 10. 10 II. § Select proper wire for various applications. 6. 5. continuity. § Troubleshoot a system harness by checking for open wire. Define terms related to the principles of mathematics. and routing. . Discuss block diagrams. D. 9. 8. Safety and Terms 1. § Assemble components using approved soldering procedures. § Using a manufacturer’s installation manual. Discuss electrical load analysis. History of Aviation. Identify aircraft wire markings. subtract. Avionics Harness Assembly 60 A. Discuss wire size selection 3. 2. § Lace and tie wire bundles. Electronics and Avionics Electrical Schematics and Load Analysis A. Soldering 1. Define terms related to aircraft wiring and electrical components. 12. 2. Mathematics and Avionics Technicians A. Differentiate between conduit and shielding. 7. Avionics Fundamentals A. and divide common fractions. D. and divide whole numbers. 2. § Install and terminate aircraft connector pins and sockets. and techniques. bundles. Add. Aircraft Wiring 1. Harness Fabrication and Assembly 1. subtract. power and ground. C. Interpret and use a wire/cable size chart. Describe soldering practices. 4. Discuss avionics circuits. Determine proper wire grouping. Discuss types of wire and insulation. 20 IV. 2. Introduction to terms and concepts B. B. Add. Interpret schematic diagrams. 3. 11. fabricate a VHF radio harness. List and practice safety precautions related to aircraft wiring and electrical circuits. Compare single and double wire installation 3. fabricate an intercom harness. 3. Fractions 1. Discuss soldering safety. multiply. § Install terminal ends and splices. procedures. § Prepare and install circuit grounds and shield grounds. 2. B.Form 2B. multiply.

Explain the relationship between the uses of the four commonly used temperature scales. Applied Algebra 1. Discuss work and power. Extract roots and raise numbers to a given power. F. Explain methods of heat transference.Form 2B. C. . Discuss the relationship between heat and energy. Multiply and divide by scientific notations. Add. Simple Machines 1. Convert decimal numbers to percentages. Discuss Newton's Laws of Motion. Discuss the use of positive and negative exponents 3. Convert temperatures between common temperature scales. Signed Numbers. Solve problems related to simple machines. Measurement systems 1. D. Discuss purposes for use of geometry and trigonometry in aviation 2. Laws of Motion 1. C. Applied Geometry and Trigonometry 1. 4. cosine and tangent 3. co-sine and tangent. Determine area and volume of various geometrical shapes. Calculate pressure and volume of gasses. 4. subtract. 2. multiply. and divide negative numbers. Page 3 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) B. Heat Dynamics 1. Define terms related to the principles of physics. 4. 4. Determine ratios. 4. Perform algebraic operations involving addition. Basic Physics Fundamentals 1. 7. 5. Use conversion tables to convert units between English and metric systems. Roots. Discuss the relationship between sine. 2. 2. Physics and Basic Aerodynamics 20 A. Basic Aerodynamics 1. 2. 2. E. 6. subtraction. and division. 3. Add. and Powers 1. 2. subtract. Fluid Dynamics 1. E. Discuss the English and metric systems of measurement 2. D. 2. Convert numbers between common fractions and decimals using a calculator. V. Solve trigonometric problems showing the relationship between sine. and divide decimal numbers and fractions. Solve problems involving proportions. 3. Discuss vectors. Discuss the three types of pressure. multiplication. Define terms related to the origin of sound B. Discuss general gas laws. 2. Discuss stress and strain. 4. multiply. Discuss the physical states of matter. 3. Add and subtract mixed numbers. Solve problems in fluid mechanics. 3. Discuss potential and kinetic energy.Define terms related to basic aerodynamics.

Asking and answering questions coherently and concisely. 15. 3. C. charts. Interpreting assumptions and implications. Logical and understandable statements and documentation.Discuss airfoil designs. Feedback what was heard. 6. Barriers to effective listening.Discuss airfoil sections. Vocabulary and jargon. 9. 5. Communication Skills 5 A.Describe normal airflow around an airfoil and how a stall is produced. Follow written instructions.Explain how load factor is produced while an aircraft is in a coordinated level turn. Listening 1.Discuss primary and secondary flight control surfaces. diagrams and tables used as an AMT 2.Discuss laws of physics pertaining to aerodynamics. Page 4 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) 2. 8.Discuss supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and Mach number. FCC Test Prep A.Discuss the four forces of flight. 16.Discuss operational and design characteristics of control systems used in heavy aircraft.Discuss types and conditions of aircraft stability. D. 10. 4.Identify basic sections of aircraft.Discuss characteristics of the atmosphere and measurement processes used in monitoring atmospheric conditions. Speaking 1. 18. 4.Discuss the functions of aircraft controls and their operation. critical Mach numbers for supersonic airfoils. 3. 13. Grammar. Understand Radio Law and Operating Practice 35 VII. 2. . 20. 22.Discuss the five types of stresses induced on aircraft 7. Understanding forms graphs. 12. 14. spelling and jargon. 3.Describe how the center of pressure moves as the angle of attack of an asymmetrical airfoil changes and the effect the center of pressure's movement has on an aircraft in flight. 17. B. and engine inlets for high-speed flight. and how it is affected by the various axes. 2. Reading 1. Source documents.Discuss the three axes of motion of an airplane. VI.Identify types of aircraft structures. Attention to detail 2.Discuss flaps and auxiliary lift devices. 21.Form 2B.Define airfoil characteristics and fundamentals of lift production. 19. 11. Review Element I General Radiotelephone Operators License B.Determine density altitude using a density-altitude chart.Discuss characteristics of drag and how it affects aircraft performance. Writing 1.

3. Rate of Failure 4. and resource documents. publications. 3. Forms Of and Personal Requirements of Business Organizations 1. Steps 3. Subchapter-S 4. B. Entrepreneurs 3. 2. Advantages of startup 2. career development centers. Job Application 1. Trends D. Startup Vs. Need for planning 2. The plan itself IX. 2. Interpersonal relationships. Types of interviews 2. Resume writing. Buying A Business 1. 5 . Developing a Business Plan 1. Media and agency information sources. Presentation skills. Personal documents required when applying. Etiquette required. D. Franchises 1. Interview Skills 1. C. Partnership 3. 3. Conducting Job Search 1. On the Job Behaviors 1. Small Business in Our Society 1. 2. Entrepreneurship Opportunities Avionics Installer A. Application forms. Corporation A. Reason for Failures B. Advantages and Disadvantages of Each C. Work habits. Types 3. Employability Skills For Avionics Installers A. Punctuation and spelling.Form 2B. Exploring websites. Regular B. Sole Proprietorship 2. Response to criticism. Opportunities 2. Advantages of buying existing business E. 3. Definition 2. Page 5 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC 5 COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) VIII.

3. Promotions. Job Changes 1.Form 2B. Right-to-Know Law 1. . Inter-department. 2. Page 6 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) E. Exceptions. 2. F. New companies. Florida statutes.

05 Read critically by recognizing assumptions and implications and by evaluating ideas.0 .01 Write logical and understandable statements. 20.02 Draw conclusions or make inferences from data. 28. charts. or phrases. DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC SCIENCE --The student will be able to: 30. 29. weight. 29.02 Read and understand graphs. 30. state and local taxes and their computation. and K.Form 2B. area. DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE MATH SKILLS -.P.0 TITLES(S): DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN AVIONICS RADIO STATION REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES --The student will be able to: 20.03 Identify health-related problems. 20. Page 7 PROGRAM TITLE: COURSE TITLE: CIP NUMBER: Avionics Avionics Fundamentals 0647.04 Answer and ask questions coherently and concisely. chemical reaction.S. squares.04 Determine the correct purchase price. inches of mercury. and whole numbers.03 Add. and cylinders. to accurately fill out forms/invoices commonly used in business and industry.02 Define repair station certification requirements. and moisture content.06 Demonstrate appropriate telephone/communication skills.019901 LIST PERFORMANCE STANDARD ADDRESSED: NUMBER(S): 20.I. feet and inches.01 Define repair station related regulatory and standardization agencies and their purposes. 28. 28.0 30.04 Understand pressure measurement in terms of P.03 Define requirements for certification of radio repairmen. 30.. 28. 29.01 Understand molecular action as a result of temperature extremes. subtract. 20. multiply and divide using fractions.0 29.05 Prepare repair station reports and documentation. 29.04 Practice proper station operation procedures. and know the proper precautions required for handling such materials.01 Solve problems for volume.The student will be able to: 29.02 Measure tolerance(s) on horizontal and vertical surfaces using millimeters.03 Read and follow written and oral instructions. decimals. 28.A. 28. diagrams and tables commonly used in this industry/occupation area. DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS --The student will be able to: 28. including sales tax for a materials list containing a minimum of six items. which may result from exposure to work related chemicals and hazardous materials.05 Demonstrate an understanding of federal. 20. centimeters. circumference and perimeter measurements for rectangles. 30.

31.06 Identify or demonstrate appropriate responses to criticism from employer.04 Determine the results of a change in demand or a change in supply.07 Identify acceptable work habits. 31.1200). 31. 31.09 Demonstrate acceptable employee health habits.0 .02 Secure information about a job. which may be required when applying for a job interview.06 Identify characteristics of different types of business ownership.02 Define inflation and deflation. 32. 31.Form 2B.01 Identify characteristics of the American enterprise system.04 Complete a job application form correctly.08 Demonstrate knowledge of how to make appropriate job changes. 31.05 Demonstrate competence in job interview techniques. 31. 31.10 Demonstrate knowledge of the “Right-to-Know Law” as recorded in (29 CFR-1910.07 Choose appropriate action in a situation requiring application of business ethics. 32. 32. DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP --The student will be able to: 32.03 Identify documents.The student will be able to: 31. 32.05 List factors.0 TITLES(S): DEMONSTRATE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS -. supervisor or other employees. which contribute to economic growth. 31. 32.03 Illustrate the basic economic questions facing any society. 32. 32.01 Conduct a job search. Page 8 LIST PERFORMANCE STANDARD ADDRESSED: (CONTINUED) NUMBER(S): 31.

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