ILS Course 15441921
This 10-day course is designed for international participants as an introductory, instructor-led training course for technicians, engineers, and developmental technicians on Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) concepts. Concepts covered throughout the lecture include ILS, glide slope and localizer theories. This course will prepare participants to be successful in ensuing equipment courses and in obtaining a conceptual understanding of the operational principles of an ILS system. Subject matter may be modified to meet unique customer needs by special agreement.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to successfully:
- Identify the functions, operating frequencies, and general locations for the ILS subsystem.
- Explain modulation and demodulation principles.
- Utilize concepts and terms related to ILS subsystems.
- Explain the effects of changes in antenna phase, separation, and current magnitude has on radiation patterns.
- Identify signals when looking at antenna feedlines, indicating waveforms and RF phases.
- Calculate effective space modulation by combining the carrier and sideband voltages in phase and mis phased.
- When given a simplified block diagram, identify the signals and the effects of sideband amplitude has on the ILS receiver.
- Calculate within + 0.1 degree, the elevation angles of all critical points given the glideslope antenna heights.
- Calculate and sketch DDM at any elevation angle up to five times the glide angle.
- Describe the null reference glideslope array proximity errors, the causes, and the methods used to compensate for it.
- Determine phase error within + 5 degrees at any point using quadrature phasing theory given the phaser change.
- Identify the minimum distance from threshold for a localizer antenna array.
- Identify the purpose of each component in a monitor circuit.
- Identify types and priorities of the different types of flight inspections.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Participants will be required to be proficient in basic algebra, as well as performing computations on a scientific calculator. Knowledge of basic electrical and electronics theory and components is expected.
- Introduction to ILS
- RF Theory
- Antenna Theory
- Antenna Pairs
- ILS Waveforms
- Space Modulation
- Difference in Depth of Modulation
- The Glide Slope Antenna Array
- Glide Slope DDM and Path Width
- Proximity Effect
- Slide Slope Monitoring
- Glide Slope Height Ratio
- Localizer Radiation Patterns
- Localizer Monitoring
- Flight Inspections
All students are expected to have proficiency with the English language that at least meets the standards for high-school graduates in the United States, where proficiency is defined as 7-8th grade level.
All students are expected to have existing access to the most current ICAO documentation that will be used for the course. They are expected to have reviewed this documentation before the course begins. They should be able to access this documentation while the course is in session in order to follow along.