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An authoritative guide to the various systems related to navigation, control, and other instrumentation used in a typical aircraft. Presents material on essential topics including instruments, radio propagation, communication, radio navigation, inertial navigation, and puts special emphasis on systems based on MEMS. Has chapters on solid state gyroscopes, magnetic compass, propagation modes of radio waves, and format of GPS signals. Provides examples of instruments and navigation systems in actual use in cockpit photographs. Includes numerous worked examples of relevant calculations throughout the text and a set of problems at the end of each chapter.
Authoritative and accessible reference useful to scholars and enthusiasts alike. Useful essential tool for professionals involved in the aerospace industry and flight, and for anyone who must read and understand the technical literature of the aerospace industry and about specific air and space craft. An ideal reference for engineering and physics students encountering a subject replete with technical jargon and acronyms. Terms used reflect the diverse and international nature of the aerospace industry and include brief explanations of aerospace materials and organizations. Avoids terms specific to manufacturers, airlines, and armed forces in an effort to encourage clear communication and understanding among professionals
A perennial bestseller, the Digital Avionics Handbook offers a comprehensive view of avionics. Complete with case studies of avionics architectures as well as examples of modern systems flying on current military and civil aircraft, this Third Edition includes: Ten brand-new chapters covering new topics and emerging trends Significant restructuring to deliver a more coherent and cohesive story Updates to all existing chapters to reflect the latest software and technologies Featuring discussions of new data bus and display concepts involving retina scanning, speech interaction, and synthetic vision, the Digital Avionics Handbook, Third Edition provides practicing and aspiring electrical, aerospace, avionics, and control systems engineers with a pragmatic look at the present state of the art of avionics.
Coverage ranges from core disciplines such as electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and physics, to advanced materials, digital technology and environmental science, all of which have an ever-increasing, interactive role in modern air and spacecraft design.
Describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilisation of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilisation.
Covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to logistics and ethical issues. Provides an overview and detailed information of the state-of-the-art as well as useful new concepts that may lead to innovative research. Offers a unique and comprehensive treatise of everything one needs to know about unmanned aircrafts, from conception to operation, from technologies to business activities, users, OEMs, reference sources, conferences, publications, professional societies, etc. With contributions from the top experts from academia, industry, government and the private sector, are brought together to provide unique perspectives on the current state-of-the-art in UAV, as well as future directions. Contents: UAV Design Principles; UAV Fundamentals; UAV Sensors and Sensing Strategies; UAV Propulsion; UAV Control; UAV Communication Issues; UAV Architectures; UAV Health Management Issues; UAV Modeling, Simulation, Estimation and Identification; MAVs and Bio-Inspired UAVs; UAV Mission and Path Planning; UAV Autonomy; UAV Sense, Detect and Avoid Systems; Networked UAVs and UAV Swarms; UAV Integration into the National Airspace; UAV-Human Interfaces and Decision Support Systems; Human Factors and Training; UAV Logistics Support; UAV Applications; Social and Ethical Implications; The Future of UAVs.