Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Author: Douglas M. Marshall,Richard K. Barnhart,Eric Shappee,Michael Thomas Most
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482263963
Category: Political Science
Page: 377
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Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs, engineering, or aeronautics. Dynamic and well-illustrated, the first edition of this popular primer was created in response to a need for a suitable university-level textbook on the subject. Fully updated and significantly expanded, this new Second Edition: Reflects the proliferation of technological capability, miniaturization, and demand for aerial intelligence in a post-9/11 world Presents the latest major commercial uses of UASs and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Enhances its coverage with greater depth and support for more advanced coursework Provides material appropriate for introductory UAS coursework in both aviation and aerospace engineering programs Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition capitalizes on the expertise of contributing authors to instill a practical, up-to-date understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs in the National Airspace System (NAS). Complete with end-of-chapter discussion questions, this book makes an ideal textbook for a first course in UAS operations.

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Author: Douglas M. Marshall,Richard K. Barnhart,Eric Shappee,Michael Thomas Most
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482263955
Category: Political Science
Page: 377
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Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs, engineering, or aeronautics. Dynamic and well-illustrated, the first edition of this popular primer was created in response to a need for a suitable university-level textbook on the subject. Fully updated and significantly expanded, this new Second Edition: Reflects the proliferation of technological capability, miniaturization, and demand for aerial intelligence in a post-9/11 world Presents the latest major commercial uses of UASs and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Enhances its coverage with greater depth and support for more advanced coursework Provides material appropriate for introductory UAS coursework in both aviation and aerospace engineering programs Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition capitalizes on the expertise of contributing authors to instill a practical, up-to-date understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs in the National Airspace System (NAS). Complete with end-of-chapter discussion questions, this book makes an ideal textbook for a first course in UAS operations.

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition


Author: Douglas M. Marshall,Richard K. Barnhart,Eric Shappee,Michael Thomas Most
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 113802693X
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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The proliferation of technological capability, miniaturization, and demand for aerial intelligence is pushing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the realm of a multi-billion dollar industry. This book surveys the UAS landscape from history to future applications. It discusses commercial applications, integration into the national airspace system (NAS), System function, operational procedures, safety concerns, and a host of other relevant topics. The book is dynamic and well-illustrated with separate sections for terminology and web- based resources for further information.

Introduction to UAV Systems


Author: Paul Fahlstrom,Thomas Gleason
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118396812
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely adopted in themilitary world over the last decade and the success of thesemilitary applications is increasingly driving efforts to establishunmanned aircraft in non-military roles. Introduction to UAV Systems,4th edition provides a comprehensiveintroduction to all of the elements of a complete Unmanned AircraftSystem (UAS). It addresses the air vehicle, mission planning andcontrol, several types of mission payloads, data links and how theyinteract with mission performance, and launch and recoveryconcepts. This book provides enough information to encourage astudent to learn more; to provide a specialist with a basicappreciation of the technical issues that drive other parts of thesystem and interact with their specialty; or to help a programmanager understand system-level tradeoffs and know what questionsto ask. Key features: Comprehensive overview of all elements of a UAS and of how theyinteract. Introduces the underlying concepts of key subsystems. Emphasizes system-integration issues and how they relate tosubsystem design choices. Practical discussion of issues informed by lessons learned inUAV programs. Introduction to UAV Systems,4th edition is written both for newcomersto the subject and for experienced members of the UAV community whodesire a comprehensive overview at the system level. As well as being a primary text for an introductory course onUAS or a supplementary text in a course that goes into more depthin one of the individual technologies involved in a UAS, this bookis a useful overview for practicing engineers, researchers,managers, and consultants interested in UAV systems.

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads


Author: Jan R. Wright,Jonathan Edward Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488016
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 574
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As an introduction to aircraft aero elasticity and dynamic loads, this book will not only be welcomed by junior practitioners in industry and graduate students, it will also form an excellent basis for several university courses on aero elasticity.

The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

An Introduction to the Current and Future Regulation Under National, Regional and International Law
Author: Benjamyn I. Scott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789041161260
Category:
Page: 440
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Aviation Law and Policy Series Volume 11 The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. An Introduction to the Current and Future Regulation under National, Regional and International Lawand is a collection of expert essays that provides a comprehensive overview of the areas of air law relevant to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The acceleration in the development and use of UAS across the world has rapidly spawned a patchwork of regulatory initiatives in the field. It is with the purpose of synthesizing and clarifying this diverse body of international, regional, and national law and– and of indicating trends and areas of concern and– that this extraordinary collection has been compiled. The authors, working in many different parts of the world, are all in some way affiliated with the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University as alumni, faculty members or students. Whatand’s in this book: With details of developments affecting countries in every continent, including Antarctica, the authors delve into the ways in which regulation of UAS is affected by aviation law elements such as the following: insurance; criminal and civil liability; role of international and supranational agencies and– International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Union (EU), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN); privacy and cyber security; and civil UAS markets. The book is divided into sections, and further into chapters, enabling the reader to explore each topic in greater depth. The first section of the book examines specific issues in air law facing regulators within the area of UAS. The second section explores different elements of European attempts at regulating UAS. Following detailed investigations of international and regional developments, the third section of the book covers a cross-section of national laws (Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States). The authorsand’ approach throughout the book is introductory, allowing those unfamiliar with this field to gain valuable insight into this fascinating and dynamic area, whilst also being critical and focused, so that those more involved in the legal dimension of aviation law can also further their knowledge. How will this help you: Without a doubt, this work both enriches the legal literature already available and encourages stakeholders in this burgeoning field of aviation law to further examine and challenge developments and trends in regulation and in practice. The information provided is the most current, ensuring that the reader has the most up-to-date commentary on the subject. Furthermore, the authors are sourced, inter alia, from law firms, universities and regulators, and are based across six continents, giving the book a broad multi-faceted perspective. Lawyers, law firms, academics, governments (together with relevant governmental and non-governmental agencies), and strategic planners in the UAS industry will all welcome this groundbreaking resource. and and

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UAVS Design, Development and Deployment
Author: Reg Austin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119964261
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 372
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems delivers a much needed introduction to UAV System technology, taking an integrated approach that avoids compartmentalising the subject. Arranged in four sections, parts 1-3 examine the way in which various engineering disciplines affect the design, development and deployment of UAS. The fourth section assesses the future challenges and opportunities of UAS. Technological innovation and increasingly diverse applications are two key drivers of the rapid expansion of UAS technology. The global defence budget for UAS procurement is expanding, and in the future the market for civilian UAVs is expected to outmatch that of the military. Agriculture, meteorology, conservation and border control are just a few of the diverse areas in which UAVs are making a significant impact; the author addresses all of these applications, looking at the roles and technology behind both fixed wing and rotorcraft UAVs. Leading aeronautical consultant Reg Austin co-founded the Bristol International Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) conferences in 1979, which are now the longest-established UAS conferences worldwide. In addition, Austin has over 40 years' experience in the design and development of UAS. One of Austin's programmes, the "Sprite UAV System" has been deployed around the world and operated by day and night, in all weathers.

Design and Development of Aircraft Systems


Author: Ian Moir,Allan Seabridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118469135
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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Now covering both conventional and unmanned systems, this isa significant update of the definitive book on aircraft systemdesign Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, SecondEdition is for people who want to understand how industrydevelops the customer requirement into a fully integrated, tested,and qualified product that is safe to fly and fit for purpose. Thisedition has been updated to take into account the growth ofunmanned air vehicles, together with updates to all chapters tobring them in line with current design practice and technologies astaught on courses at BAE Systems and Cranfield, Bristol andLoughborough universities in the UK. Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, SecondEdition Provides a holistic view of aircraft system design describingthe interaction between all of the subsystems such as fuel system,navigation, flight control etc. Covers all aspects of design including systems engineering,design drivers, systems architectures, systems integration,modelling of systems, practical considerations, & systemsexamples. Incorporates essential new material on Unmanned AircraftSystems (UAS). Design and Development of Aircraft Systems,Second Edition has been written to be generic and not todescribe any single process. It aims to complement othervolumes in the Wiley Aerospace Series, in particular AircraftSystems, Third Edition and Civil Avionics Systems by thesame authors, and will inform readers of the work that is carriedout by engineers in the aerospace industry to produce innovativeand challenging – yet safe and reliable – systems andaircraft. Essential reading for Aerospace Engineers.

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures

With Applications to Aerospace Structures
Author: Christos Kassapoglou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118536940
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
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New edition updated with additional exercises and two newchapters. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: WithApplications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition builds onthe first edition and includes two new chapters on compositefittings and the design of a composite panel, as well additionalexercises. The book enables graduate students andengineers to generate meaningful and robust designs of complexcomposite structures. A compilation of analysis and design methodsfor structural components made of advanced composites, it beginswith simple parts such as skins and stiffeners and progressesthrough to applications such as entire components of fuselages andwings. It provides a link between theory and day-to-day designpractice, using theory to derive solutions that are applicable tospecific structures and structural details used in industry. Starting with the basic mathematical derivation followed bysimplifications used in real-world design,Design and Analysisof Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures,2nd Edition presents the level of accuracy and range ofapplicability of each method along with design guidelines derivedfrom experience combined with analysis. The author solves indetail examples taken from actual applications to show how theconcepts can be applied, solving the same design problem withdifferent methods based on different drivers (e.g. cost or weight)to show how the final configuration changes as the requirements andapproach change. Each chapter is followed by exercises thatrepresent specific design problems often encountered in theaerospace industry but which are also applicable in the in theautomotive, marine, and construction industries. Updated to include additional exercises, that represent realdesign problems encountered in the aerospace industry, but whichare also applicable in the in the automotive, marine, andconstruction industries. Includes two new chapters. One on composite fittings andanother on application and the design of a composite panel. Provides a toolkit of analysis and design methods that enableengineers and graduate students to generate meaningful and robustdesigns of complex composite structures. Provides solutions that can be used in optimization schemeswithout having to run finite element models at each iteration; thusspeeding up the design process and allowing the examination of manymore alternatives than traditional approaches. Supported by a complete set of lecture slides and solutions tothe exercises hosted on a companion website for instructors. An invaluable resource for Engineers and graduate students inaerospace engineering as well as Graduate students and engineers inmechanical, civil and marine engineering.

Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics


Author: Tapan K. Sengupta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118787579
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 516
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Aerodynamics has seen many developments due to the growth of scientific computing, which has caused the design cycle time of aerospace vehicles to be heavily reduced. Today computational aerodynamics appears in the preliminary step of a new design, relegating costly, time-consuming wind tunnel testing to the final stages of design. Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics is aimed to be a comprehensive textbook, covering classical aerodynamic theories and recent applications made possible by computational aerodynamics. It starts with a discussion on lift and drag from an overall dynamical approach, and after stating the governing Navier-Stokes equation, covers potential flows and panel method. Low aspect ratio and delta wings (including vortex breakdown) are also discussed in detail, and after introducing boundary layer theory, computational aerodynamics is covered for DNS and LES. Other topics covered are on flow transition to analyse NLF airfoils, bypass transition, streamwise and cross-flow instability over swept wings, viscous transonic flow over airfoils, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, high lift devices and flow control. Key features: Blends classical theories of incompressible aerodynamics to panel methods Covers lifting surface theories and low aspect ratio wing and wing-body aerodynamics Presents computational aerodynamics from first principles for incompressible and compressible flows Covers unsteady and low Reynolds number aerodynamics Includes an up-to-date account of DNS of airfoil aerodynamics including flow transition for NLF airfoils Contains chapter problems and illustrative examples Accompanied by a website hosting problems and a solution manual Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is also aimed to be a useful resource book on aerodynamics for researchers and practitioners in the research labs and the industry.

Introduction to Avionics Systems


Author: R.P.G. Collinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400707085
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 530
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Introduction to Avionic Systems, Third Edition explains the basic principles and underlying theory of the core avionic systems in modern civil and military aircraft, comprising the pilot’s head-up and head-down displays, data entry and control systems, fly by wire flight control systems, inertial sensor and air data systems, navigation systems, autopilots and flight management systems. The implementation and integration of these systems with current (2010) technology is explained together with the methods adopted to meet the very high safety and integrity requirements. The systems are analysed from the physical laws governing their behaviour, so that the system design and response can be understood and the performance examined. Worked examples are given to show how the theory can be applied and an engineering “feel” gained from a simplified model. Physical explanations are also set out and the text is structured so that readers can “fast forward” through the maths, if they so wish. Introduction to Avionic Systems, Third Edition meets the needs of graduates, or equivalent, entering the aerospace industries who have been educated in a wide range of disciplines, for example, electronic engineering, computing science, mathematics, physics, mechanical and aeronautical engineering. It also meets the needs of engineers at all levels working in particular areas of avionics who require an understanding of other avionic systems. Technology is continually advancing and this new third edition has been revised and updated and the presentation improved, where appropriate, The systems coverage has also been increased and a new section on helicopter flight control added.

On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Issues, Challenges, Operational Restrictions, Certification, and Recommendations
Author: Konstantinos Dalamagkidis,Kimon P. Valavanis,Les A. Piegl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400724799
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 308
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This book presents, in a comprehensive way, current unmanned aviation regulation, airworthiness certification, special aircraft categories, pilot certification, federal aviation requirements, operation rules, airspace classes and regulation development models. It discusses unmanned aircraft systems levels of safety derived mathematically based on the corresponding levels for manned aviation. It provides an overview of the history and current status of UAS airworthiness and operational regulation worldwide. Existing regulations have been developed considering the need for a complete regulatory framework for UAS. It focuses on UAS safety assessment and functional requirements, achieved in terms of defining an “Equivalent Level of Safety”, or ELOS, with that of manned aviation, specifying what the ELOS requirement entails for UAS regulations. To accomplish this, the safety performance of manned aviation is first evaluated, followed by a novel model to derive reliability requirements for achieving target levels of safety (TLS) for ground impact and mid-air collision accidents.It discusses elements of a viable roadmap leading to UAS integration in to the NAS. For this second edition of the book almost all chapters include major updates and corrections. There is also a new appendix chapter.

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Author: Don Rauf
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477778284
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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This volume teaches young people how members of the maker movement are producing their own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for productive purposes.

Airworthiness

An Introduction to Aircraft Certification and Operations
Author: Filippo De Florio
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0081009402
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 552
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Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification and Operations, Third Edition, once again proves to be a valuable, user-friendly reference guide for certification engineers engaged in professional training and practical work in regulatory agencies and aircraft engineering companies. The discussions reflect the recent changes in the EASA-FAA regulations and also include the concepts of flight safety and airworthiness; the ICAO and civil aviation authorities; airworthiness requirements; type certifications and the type-certification process; production of products, parts, and appliances; certifications of airworthiness; and rules for spaceworthiness. Since publication of the second edition, airworthiness regulation and certification around the world have gone through significant changes. For example, EASA structure has completely changed, FAA rules are no longer applicable, substantial changes have been made in the international airworthiness regulations and certification procedures, and unmanned aircraft have evolved technically and operationally. The changes in airworthiness regulations in the last five years have been striking, changing the way in which we look at airworthiness and certification processes around the world. Includes updates throughout to reflect changes to the airworthiness regulations of the two most influential ruling authorities—EASA and FAA Includes an update on remotely piloted air systems as well as space vehicles Provides guidelines to shape a comprehensive ‘certification map’ including comparisons, explanations, and backgrounds of institutions and processes Features a new chapter "Certificates of Airworthiness and Permits to Fly" that provides an overall description of the requirements governing the certificates of airworthiness

Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

State of the Art and the Road to Autonomy
Author: Kimon P. Valavanis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402061141
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 544
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The past decade has seen tremendous interest in the production and refinement of unmanned aerial vehicles, both fixed-wing, such as airplanes and rotary-wing, such as helicopters and vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. This book provides a diversified survey of research and development on small and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles of both fixed and rotary wing designs. From historical background to proposed new applications, this is the most comprehensive reference yet.

Decision Making in Systems Engineering and Management


Author: Gregory S. Parnell,Patrick J. Driscoll,Dale L. Henderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470934719
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 544
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Decision Making in Systems Engineering and Management is a comprehensive textbook that provides a logical process and analytical techniques for fact-based decision making for the most challenging systems problems. Grounded in systems thinking and based on sound systems engineering principles, the systems decisions process (SDP) leverages multiple objective decision analysis, multiple attribute value theory, and value-focused thinking to define the problem, measure stakeholder value, design creative solutions, explore the decision trade off space in the presence of uncertainty, and structure successful solution implementation. In addition to classical systems engineering problems, this approach has been successfully applied to a wide range of challenges including personnel recruiting, retention, and management; strategic policy analysis; facilities design and management; resource allocation; information assurance; security systems design; and other settings whose structure can be conceptualized as a system.

Fahrerlose Transportsysteme

Eine Fibel - mit Praxisanwendungen - zur Technik - für die Planung
Author: Günter Ullrich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834825921
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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Fahrerlose Transportsysteme (FTS) sind innerbetriebliche, flurgebundene Fördersysteme mit automatisch gesteuerten Fahrzeugen. Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre drängt das FTS erfolgreich in fast alle Branchen der Industrie und in viele öffentliche Bereiche, wie z. B. Krankenhäuser. Dieses Fachbuch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über das moderne Organisationsmittel der Intralogistik. Es werden die Einsatzgebiete und die technologischen Standards von allen FTS-relevanten Komponenten und Funktionen dargestellt. Die Fibel begleitet das FTS auf seinem Weg zu neuen technischen Lösungen und veränderten Märkten. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt ist die an den VDI-Richtlinien angelehnte praxisnahe Planung solcher Intralogistik-Systeme. Die vorliegende zweite Auflage wurde im Ganzen überarbeitet, neu strukturiert und an den aktuellen Stand der Entwicklungen angepasst.

Safety and Reliability in Cooperating Unmanned Aerial Systems


Author: Camille Alain Rabbath,Nicolas Lechevin
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812837000
Category: Drone aircraft
Page: 236
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the analysis and design of health management systems for cooperating unmanned aerial vehicles. Such systems rely upon monitoring and fault adaptation schemes. Motivation for their study comes from the fact that, despite the use of fault-tolerant control software and hardware embedded onboard air vehicles, overall fleet performance may still be degraded after the occurrence of anomalous events such as systems faults and failures. Cooperative health management (CHM) systems seek to provide adaptation to the presence of faults by capitalizing on the availability of interconnected computing, sensing and actuation resources.This monograph complements the proposed CHM concepts by means of case studies and application examples. It presents fundamental principles and results encompassing optimization, systems theory, information theory, dynamics, modeling and simulation. Written by pioneers in cooperative control, health management and fault-tolerant control for unmanned systems, this book is a unique source of information for designers, researchers and practitioners interested in the field.

Introduction to Avionics


Author: R.P.G. Collinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401100071
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
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Introduction to Avionic Systems, Second Edition explains the principles and theory of modern avionic systems and how they are implemented with current technology for both civil and military aircraft. The systems are analysed mathematically, where appropriate, so that the design and performance can be understood. The book covers displays and man-machine interaction, aerodynamics and aircraft control, fly-by-wire flight control, inertial sensors and attitude derivation, navigation systems, air data and air data systems, autopilots and flight management systems, avionic systems integration and unmanned air vehicles. About the Author. Dick Collinson has had "hands-on" experience of most of the systems covered in this book and, as Manager of the Flight Automation Research Laboratory of GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd. (now part of BAE Systems Ltd.), led the avionics research activities for the company at Rochester, Kent for many years. He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1989 for his contribution to avionic systems research and development.

Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification

A Guide to Understanding JAA, EASA and FAA Standards
Author: Filippo De Florio
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080462014
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 264
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Understanding airworthiness is central to maintaining and operating aircraft safely. While no book can replace the published FAR/JAR documentation for airworthiness, this unique guide provides readers with a single reference to understanding and interpreting the airworthiness requirements of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), FAA (the US Federal Aviation Authority) and EASA (European Aircraft Safety Agency). Setting these requirements in a real-world context, the book is an essential contribution to the safety management system of anyone involved in the design, maintenance and operation of aircraft for business or pleasure. Key topics covered include: • Considerations of airworthiness standards for all classes, including large and small aircraft, rotor craft, gliders and unmanned aircraft • JAR/FAR 21 • Type certification of aircraft, engines, and propellers and the type certification process • Parts and appliances approval • Joint certifications and national certifications • Special classes of certificates of airworthiness • Airworthiness and flight operations * The only airworthiness guide available: a real contribution to understanding flight safety * Covers European and US requirements and helps anyone involved in the manufacture, flying and maintenance of aircraft to understand this complex yet essential topic * No aircraft can fly without the correct certificate of airworthiness