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

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

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

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

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

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

diagrams and tables commonly used in this industry/occupation area.01 Define repair station related regulatory and standardization agencies and their purposes. 20.0 30. 30.019901 LIST PERFORMANCE STANDARD ADDRESSED: NUMBER(S): 20. 29. area.02 Define repair station certification requirements. and whole numbers. 29.01 Write logical and understandable statements.01 Solve problems for volume. DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC SCIENCE --The student will be able to: 30. including sales tax for a materials list containing a minimum of six items. 29. 29.03 Identify health-related problems.02 Read and understand graphs.04 Understand pressure measurement in terms of P. inches of mercury. 28.02 Draw conclusions or make inferences from data. 28.06 Demonstrate appropriate telephone/communication skills. and K. weight.03 Define requirements for certification of radio repairmen. DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE MATH SKILLS -. which may result from exposure to work related chemicals and hazardous materials.0 29. 30.S. chemical reaction. state and local taxes and their computation.03 Read and follow written and oral instructions.01 Understand molecular action as a result of temperature extremes.0 .05 Prepare repair station reports and documentation. 28. centimeters.02 Measure tolerance(s) on horizontal and vertical surfaces using millimeters.04 Determine the correct purchase price. DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS --The student will be able to: 28. feet and inches. 20.P. charts. decimals. Page 7 PROGRAM TITLE: COURSE TITLE: CIP NUMBER: Avionics Avionics Fundamentals 0647. and know the proper precautions required for handling such materials.04 Practice proper station operation procedures.A. 30. squares. 20. and moisture content. 28. 20.The student will be able to: 29. multiply and divide using fractions. or phrases.I.03 Add.05 Demonstrate an understanding of federal. 28.04 Answer and ask questions coherently and concisely. and cylinders.05 Read critically by recognizing assumptions and implications and by evaluating ideas. to accurately fill out forms/invoices commonly used in business and industry. 28.Form 2B. circumference and perimeter measurements for rectangles..0 TITLES(S): DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN AVIONICS RADIO STATION REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES --The student will be able to: 20. subtract.

06 Identify or demonstrate appropriate responses to criticism from employer.09 Demonstrate acceptable employee health habits. which may be required when applying for a job interview. 31. 32.0 . 32.10 Demonstrate knowledge of the “Right-to-Know Law” as recorded in (29 CFR-1910.Form 2B.02 Secure information about a job. 31. Page 8 LIST PERFORMANCE STANDARD ADDRESSED: (CONTINUED) NUMBER(S): 31. 31.1200).08 Demonstrate knowledge of how to make appropriate job changes. 31.03 Identify documents. 32.07 Identify acceptable work habits.05 List factors.0 TITLES(S): DEMONSTRATE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS -. 32.07 Choose appropriate action in a situation requiring application of business ethics. 32.04 Complete a job application form correctly. 32. 31. 31. supervisor or other employees. DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP --The student will be able to: 32. 31.06 Identify characteristics of different types of business ownership. which contribute to economic growth. 31.02 Define inflation and deflation. 31. 32.The student will be able to: 31.04 Determine the results of a change in demand or a change in supply.03 Illustrate the basic economic questions facing any society.01 Identify characteristics of the American enterprise system.01 Conduct a job search.05 Demonstrate competence in job interview techniques.

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