Advanced Electronics – AVMX 428

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will review basic electrical theory, including DC and AC and then expand on this knowledge by introducing advanced electrical concepts including digital electronics, solid state electrical control devices, and radio theory with an emphasis on their application in modern aircraft.

Prerequisites

(AVMT 100 or AVMT 101 and AVMT 103 and AVMT 105) and AVMT 102 and AVMT 104 and AVMT 106 and (AVMT 200 or AVMT 201 and AVMT 203 and AVMT 205) and AVMT 202 and AVMT 204 and AVMT 206 and AVMT 208 and (AVMT 210 or AVMT 207 and AVMT 209) and AVMT 214 and (AVMT 216 or AVMT 213 and AVMT 215) and (AVMT 218 or AVMT 217 and AVMT 219 and AVMT 221) and AVMT 312 and AVMT 320

Rationale

This course builds upon basic electrical knowledge in order to develop understanding and application of advanced aircraft electronics. By applying the scientific knowledge of advanced electrical theory, the student can more accurately solve the problems that arise in the field of avionics and aircraft electronics. The knowledge, information, and practical application gained will prepare the student to pursue industry certifications and better prepare for the ever-changing field of aviation electronics.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Analyze advanced electronics theories used within the aviation industry.
    2. Apply understanding of electronics theories to modern aircraft, including the Boeing 787 and Airbus 380.
    3. Evaluate electrical circuits in aircraft.
    4. Create electrical circuits utilizing the components addressed in the class.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. Each thread and reply must also include at least 1 reference.

In addition, Discussion Board Forum 3 will require the student to use the PartSim online tool to build a circuit. The circuit must be complete and include the following components: a voltage source, 2 resistors, 1 inductor, and 1 capacitor. The student must be able to evaluate all the segments of the circuit. Once the circuit is assembled, the student must write an evaluation of the circuit in a thread and share the circuit link.

Reflection Paper

The student will write a 3–4-page Reflection Paper in current APA format that focuses on the student’s personal experience with avionics or electronics. The paper must include biblical integration with the theories of electricity or magnetism. The student must reflect on how a biblical worldview affects one’s discovery and understanding of the science of electricity. At least 3 scholarly sources must be cited in addition to the Bible.

Evaluation Paper

The student will write an 8-page minimum, research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on the viability of advancements in aircraft avionics or electronics. The paper must include a title page, abstract, and reference page with at least 6 references in addition to the course textbook.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice and short answer questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.