AE1252 Aircraft Systems and Instrumentations Syllabus

AE1252 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND INSTRUMENTATIONS 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
To describe the principle and working of aircraft systems and instruments

1. AIRPLANE CONTROL SYSTEMS 15
Conventional Systems - Power assisted and fully powered flight controls - Power actuated systems – Engine control systems - Push pull rod system, flexible push full rod system -
Components - Modern control systems - Digital fly by wire systems - Auto pilot system active control Technology, Communication and Navigation systems Instrument landing systems, VOR - CCV case studies.

2. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS 7
Hydraulic systems - Study of typical workable system - components - Hydraulic system controllers - Modes of operation - Pneumatic systems - Advantages - Working principles - Typical Air pressure system – Brake system - Typical Pneumatic power system - Components, Landing Gear systems - Classification – Shock absorbers - Retractive mechanism.

3. ENGINE SYSTEMS 8
Fuel systems for Piston and jet engines, - Components of multi engines. lubricating systems for piston and jet engines - Starting and Ignition systems - Typical examples for piston and jet engines.

4. AUXILLIARY SYSTEM 8
Basic Air cycle systems - Vapour Cycle systems, Boost-Strap air cycle system - Evaporative vapour cycle systems - Evaporative air cycle systems - Oxygen systems - Fire protection systems, Deicing and anti icing systems.

5. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS 7
Flight Instruments and Navigation Instruments – Gyroscope - Accelerometers, Air speed Indicators – TAS, EAS- Mach Meters - Altimeters - Principles and operation - Study of various types of engine instruments - Tachometers - Temperature gauges - Pressure gauges - Operation and Principles.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. McKinley, J.L., and Bent, R.D., “Aircraft Maintenance & Repair”, McGraw-Hill, 1993.
2. “General Hand Books of Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics”, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administation, The English Book Store, New Delhi1995.

REFERENCES
1. Mekinley, J.L. and Bent, R.D., “Aircraft Power Plants”, McGraw-Hill, 1993.
2. Pallet, E.H.J., “Aircraft Instruments & Principles”, Pitman & Co., 1993.
3. Treager, S., “Gas Turbine Technology”, McGraw-Hill, 1997.
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