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Elements, Software and Functions, 1st Edition

By Cary R. Spitzer

CRC Press

448 pages | 181 B/W Illus.

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Renamed to reflect the increased role of digital electronics in modern flight control systems, Cary Spitzer's industry-standard Digital Avionics Handbook, Second Edition is available in two comprehensive volumes designed to provide focused coverage for specialists working in different areas of avionics development. The first installment, Avionics: Elements, Software, and Functions covers the building blocks and enabling technologies behind modern avionics systems. It discusses data buses, displays, human factors, standards, and flight systems in detail and includes new chapters on the Time-Triggered Protocol (TTP), ARINC specification 653, communications, and vehicle health management systems.

Table of Contents


Aerospace Standard 15531/MIL-STD-1553 Digital Time Division Command/Response Multiplex Data Bus; Chris deLong

ARINC Specification 429 Mark 33 Digital Information Transfer System; Daniel A. Martinec and Samuel P. Buckwalter

Commercial Standard Digital Bus; Lee Harrison

Time-Triggered Protocol; Mirko Jakovljevic

Head-Mounted Displays; James E. Melzer

Display Devices: RSD™ (Retinal Scanning Display); Thomas M. Lippert

Head-Up Displays; Robert B. Wood and Peter J. Howells

Night Vision Goggles; Dennis L. Schmickley

Speech Recognition and Synthesis; Douglas W. Beeks

Human Factors Engineering and Flight Deck Design; Kathy H. Abbott

Synthetic Vision; Russell V. Parrish, Michael S. Lewis, and Daniel G. Baize

Terrain Awareness; Barry C. Breen

Batteries; David G. Vutetakis

ARINC Specification 653, Avionics Application Software Standard Interface; Paul J. Prisaznuk

Ada; John G.P. Barnes

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B; Thomas K. Ferrell and Uma D. Ferrell


Communications; Roy T. Oishi

Navigation Systems; Myron Kayton

Navigation and Tracking; James L. Farrell

Flight Management Systems; Randy Walter

TCAS II; Steve Heneley

Vehicle Health Management Systems; Philip A. Scandura, Jr.

Boeing B-777: Fly-by-Wire Controls; Gregg F. Bartley

Electrical Flight Controls, From Airbus A320/330/340 to Future Military Transport Aircraft: A Family of Fault-Tolerant Systems; Dominique Briere, Christian Favre, and Pascal Traverse


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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General