Test and Evaluation of Avionics and Weapon Systems
Edition: 2

Cloth: 978 1 61353 176 1 / $175.00
 
Published: October 2014  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
860 pp., 8" x 10"
This text and practical reference for all personnel involved in avionics and weapons system evaluation and testing, in the air and on the ground. Compiled from 25 years of experience and methods from the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California, this book has been reviewed by a dozen voluntary experts from the military and industry to ensure all critical components are properly covered. It includes "war stories" from actual evaluations and exercises at the end of each chapter, providing instructors with the ability to reinforce critical concepts.

This second edition has been updated and expanded by three chapters to include UAV technology, operational test and evaluation and night vision systems and helmet mounted displays and the chapter exercises have also been expanded and revised.


Table of Contents:
1. What is Avionics Flight Test and Why Do We Need It?
2. Time, Space, Position Information
3. MIL-STD-1553 and Digital Data Busses: Data Reduction and Analysis
4. Communications Flight Test
5. Navigation Systems
6. Part 23/ 25/ 27/ 29 Avionics Civil Certifications
7. Electro-optical and Infrared Systems
8. Radar Detection and Ranging – Radar
9. Electronic Warfare
10. Air-to-Air/ Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration
11. A Typical Avionics Integration Flight test Program
12. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
13. Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) and Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD)


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"This text is an excellent update of an already valuable reference for the systems flight test professional and should be a ready reference for all flight test engineers and aircrew working in the discipline."
- Vernon Gordon, PhD , Academic Staff, U.S.N.T.P.S.