Common Principles for ATSSs Course 43078001
The course is 336 hours Academy lecture and labs. The lecture subjects consist of five Modules:
Module 1, Mathematics Refresher Principles,
Module 2, Basic Electronics Principles and Test Equipment,
Module 3, Troubleshooting Principles,
Module 4, Principles of Transmission Lines and Antennas and Radiation Patterns, and
Module 5, Networking Principles.
The students will be issued, for their use throughout the course, a Window 7 Mobile Tablet containing all student materials and a TI-36X Scientific calculator. Instructions for the use of the tablet and TI-36X calculator will be given on the first day of class. NO other calculators are allowed.
Module 1, you will be able to formulate, manipulate, and calculate mathematical and electronic problem solving concepts and principles used in the aviation and electronics industry. This course consists of lecture, practice problems, review problems, and a written exam.
Module 2, Basic Symbols and Components, Ohmís Law and Power, Electronic Roadmaps, and Modulation/Demodulation Principles. There are nine labs that will be performed using the program Multisim and the Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (ELVIS) bread board. Multiple types of test equipment (both virtual and real) are also introduced in this module. There is one written exam (counting 70% of the final grade) and one performance exam (counting 30% of the final grade). The grades for these exams will be averaged for the final grade for Module 2.
Module 3 is on the 6-Step Troubleshooting Process. This process provides basic troubleshooting techniques that can be applied across all disciplines (Radar, Automation, Communications, NAV Aids, and Environmental). The 6-Step Troubleshooting Process will be introduced and applied in classroom and lab troubleshooting exercises. The troubleshooting exercises are performed using Multisim and the ELVIS bread board and various types of test equipment. There is one written exam (counting 30% of the final module grade) and one performance exam (counting 70% of the final module grade). The grades for these exams are averaged for the final grade for Module 3.
Module 4 consists of Module 4A Principles of Transmission Lines and Module 4B Antennas and Radiation Patterns. Module 4A subjects include: Concepts of Transmission Line Theory, Standing Wave Pattern, Transmission Line Impedance, Quarter-Wavelength Transformers, Single-stub Impedance Matching, Balance-to-Unbalance Transformations, and Transmission Line Bridges. Module 4B subjects include: Basic Concepts and Definitions, Antenna Pairs with Equal Antenna Currents, Antenna Pairs with Unequal Antenna Currents, Specific Antenna Pairs, and Multiple Antenna Pairs and the Image Antenna. There are two written exams in Module 4: One for Module 4A, Transmission Lines and one for Module 4B, Antennas and Radiation Patterns. The grades for each exam will averaged together for the final grade for Module 4.
Module 5 is Introduction to Networking, Networking Models and Protocols, Concepts of Windows Networking, Foundations of Linux, Physical and Logical Topologies, Fundamentals of IP Addressing, Media, Network Devices, LAN Operations, Cisco IOS, and Routers and Switches. This module contains both software and hardware labs to be performed by the students. There is two written exams (counting 25% each of the final module grade) and one performance exam (counting 50% of the final module grade). The grades for these exams are averaged for the final grade for Module 5.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Personnel responsible to maintain, repair, and certify/validate electronic equipment in the aviation industry. This course is a refresher of the mathematical functions and calculations needed to assist the student in advanced electronic theory and equipment courses.
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