In the short time since Cary Spitzer's The Avionics Handbook was published, new technologies and standards have fueled advances in digital avionics technologies. Reflecting the increasingly digital nature of modern avionics, the second edition of this bestselling handbook features a new title: the Digital Avionics Handbook. But the title is not the only change to this edition. In addition to updated material and several completely new chapters, this essential reference is now presented as a set of two books focused on a specific area of avionics.
What's Included in the New Edition?
The first installment in the set, 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.
Rounding out the set, Avionics: Development and Implementation explores the practical side of avionics. The book examines such topics as modeling and simulation, electronic hardware reliability, certification, fault tolerance, and several examples of real-world applications. New chapters discuss RTCA DO-297/EUROCAE ED-124 integrated modular avionics development and the Genesis platform.
Individually, each book in this set offers focused information for specialists. Taken together, the Digital Avionics Handbook, Second Edition is the most complete and modern guide to designing, developing, and implementing high-performance avionics systems in both military and civilian aircraft.
ELEMENTS, SOFTWARE, AND FUNCTIONS
Elements and Functions
. 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
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
. Processes for Engineering a System; James N. Martin
. Digital Avionics Modeling and Simulation; Jack Strauss, Joseph Lyvers, Terry Venema, and Grant Stumpf
. Formal Methods; Sally C. Johnson and Ricky W. Butler
. Electronic Hardware Reliability; Nikhil Vichare, Ping Zhao, Diganta Das, and Michael G. Pecht
. Electromagnetic Environment; Richard Hess
. RTCA DO-297/EUROCAE ED-124 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Design Guidance and Certification Considerations; Cary R. Spitzer
. Certification of Civil Avionics; G. Frank McCormick
. Fault-Tolerant Avionics; Ellis F. Hitt and Dennis Mulcare
. Boeing B-777; Michael J. Morgan
. New Avionics Systems-Airbus A330/A340; Peter Potocki de Montalk
. McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Avionics System; Gordon R.A. Sandell
. Genesis Platform; Randy Walter and Chris Watkins
. Advanced Distributed Architectures; Jim Moore