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RADIO AIDS & NAVIGATION RAN 2204 LECTURE 1: INTRODUCTION.

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1 RADIO AIDS & NAVIGATION RAN 2204 LECTURE 1: INTRODUCTION

2 Lesson Timeline Ran 2204 : Radio Aids & Navigation 40 Credit hours per semester Class duration: Week 1-7: LectureWeek 1-7: Lecture Week 8-9: Mid term test & public Speaking Week 10-14: LectureWeek 10-14: Lecture Week 15: Study WeekWeek 15: Study Week Week 16-17: Final ExamWeek 16-17: Final Exam

3 References Lecturer slides and notes (will be distributed through email)Lecturer slides and notes (will be distributed through email) AMC Text BookAMC Text Book Internet:Internet: Suggested Websites:

4 Syllabus Radio Radio System (How radio wave works, interferences)Radio System (How radio wave works, interferences) HF (High Frequency) RadioHF (High Frequency) Radio VHF (Very High Frequency) RadioVHF (Very High Frequency) Radio UHF (Ultra High Frequency) RadioUHF (Ultra High Frequency) Radio

5 Syllabus Navigational NDB (Non Directional Beacon)NDB (Non Directional Beacon) ADF (Automatic Direction Finding)ADF (Automatic Direction Finding) VOR (VHF Omni-directional Range)VOR (VHF Omni-directional Range) DME (Distance Measuring Equipment)DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) ILS (Instrument Landing System)ILS (Instrument Landing System) Marker BeaconsMarker Beacons Area Radar, Approach RadarArea Radar, Approach Radar GPS (Global Positioning System)GPS (Global Positioning System) Approach LightingApproach Lighting

6 Definition Radio: the transmission and reception of RADIO WAVES, especially those carrying audio messages. Navigation: The process of plan and direct the route of aircraft by using INSTRUMENTS or maps.

7 Definition Aircraft Communication – The delivery of information to or from aircraft by or SIGNALS. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DCAircraft Communication – The delivery of information to or from aircraft by RADIO or SIGNALS. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC Air Navigation – The action of plotting and directing the route of an aircraft through the air from one place to another. Adapted from the United States Air Force Dictionary.Air Navigation – The action of plotting and directing the route of an aircraft through the air from one place to another. Adapted from the United States Air Force Dictionary.

8 Instrumentation Airborne Installations: – –Indicator System in the Cockpit – –Aircrafts Antenna Ground Installations

9 Indicator System in the Cockpit

10 Aircrafts Antenna

11 ILS-GLIDE PATH TACAN NDB VOR DME ILS-LOCALIZER MLS Ground Installations

12 History Aircraft Landing Aids – –1920s: Airport Lighting (Beacon) – –1929: four-course radio range, where the pilot was guided by the strength of Morse code signals. – –1930s: Approach Lighting(Glide path & Glide slope) – –1938s: ILS – –1940s: Slope-line approach system – –1948, distance measuring equipment (DME) – –1950s: development of radar during World War II led to the development of a new precision-beam landing aid called ground control approach (GCA). – –1980s: Microwave Landing System, 1994 halted by FAA – –1994: Global Positioning System


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