Aircraft Systems: Instruments, Communications, Navigation, and Control

  • 8h 21m
  • Chris Binns
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

An authoritative guide to the various systems related to navigation, control, and other instrumentation used in a typical aircraft

Aircraft Systems offers an examination of the most recent developments in aviation as it relates to instruments, radio navigation, and communication. Written by a noted authority in the field, the text includes in-depth descriptions of traditional systems, reviews the latest developments, as well as gives information on the technologies that are likely to emerge in the future. The author presents material on essential topics including instruments, radio propagation, communication, radio navigation, inertial navigation, and puts special emphasis on systems based on MEMS.

This vital resource also provides chapters on solid state gyroscopes, magnetic compass, propagation modes of radio waves, and format of GPS signals. Aircraft Systems is an accessible text that includes an investigation of primary and secondary radar, the structure of global navigation satellite systems, and more. This important text:

  • Contains a description of the historical development of the latest technological developments in aircraft instruments, communications and navigation
  • Gives several “interesting diversion” topics throughout the chapters that link the topics discussed to other developments in aerospace
  • Provides examples of instruments and navigation systems in actual use in cockpit photographs obtained during the authors work as a flight instructor
  • Includes numerous worked examples of relevant calculations throughout the text and a set of problems at the end of each chapter

Written for upper undergraduates in aerospace engineering and pilots in training, Aircraft Systems offers an essential guide to both the traditional and most current developments in aviation as it relates to instruments, radio navigation, and communication.

About the Author

PROF. CHRIS BINNS is an Emeritus professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy with the University of Leicester, UK. Currently he is a flight instructor and continues to teach engineers at universities in Greece and in the UK.

In this Book

  • Historical Development
  • Pressure Instruments
  • Gyroscopic and Magnetic Instruments
  • Radio Propagation and Communication
  • Primary and Secondary Radar
  • General Principles of Navigation
  • Short-Range Radio Navigation
  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
  • Inertial Navigation and Kalman Filtering