The Spartan Avionics classes prepare students for FCC certification tests. Using state of the art equipment and labs. Spartan’s classes use electronic trainers from Snap-On, BK Precision, Lab-Volt, Tektronix, Garmin, Michel, and Linaire . Focused on teaching students the fundamentals.
Much like other courses at Spartan, aviation electronics provide a balance between the lab and lectures to present the lessons in an efficient way.
Aviation Electronics Technology Classes Offered at Spartan
AET 1607 – Aircraft and UAV Electronics Fundamentals | 7 Credits
This course will provide information on mechanics’ privileges as outlined in the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Part 65. The students will learn to read, select, and use FAA and manufacturers’ aircraft maintenance specification data sheets, manuals, publications, technical data, and related FAA regulations. The theory of Aircraft and UAV flight and control surfaces will be covered along with aircraft and electrical safety procedures. Students will read and interpret aircraft drawings and repairs using standard drawing symbols. Students will also complete a review of basic mathematical concepts and learn the fundamentals of DC Electronic Circuits. Students will learn the use of test equipment to perform related lab experiments. Students will learn soldering skills to aviation standards and build an electronic trainer.
AET 1617 – Theory of Alternating Current and Reactive Devices | 7 Credits
In this course, students will study alternating current theory, including capacitance, inductance, and reactance. Students will learn about magnetism, transformers, power supplies, and will use Oscilloscopes and various test equipment to perform related lab experiments.
AET 1627 – Electronic Circuits and Amplifiers | 7 Credits
Students in this course will study various types of resonance and filter circuits found in electronics, including amplifiers, wave-shaping circuits, and operational amplifiers. Students will use test equipment to perform related lab experiments. Extensive use of NIDA trainers will be used for Electronic Diagnostics and troubleshooting.
AET 2637 – Digital Circuits and Devices | 7 Credits
Students will learn the basic logic gates and families and learn various logic circuits such as flip-flops, counters, and decoders. Digital devices and interfacing will be studied. The students will study the microprocessor and common parts of a computer system. Also, the students will learn the applications of computers in aviation, aviation data busses, and troubleshooting techniques. Students will use test equipment to perform related digital lab experiments.
AET 2647 – Principles of Electronic Communications | 7 Credits
Students in this course will learn the theory and operation of communication equipment. Areas of study include receivers, transmitters, and antennas. Students will also learn how microwave devices and optical devices are used in aviation. UAV ground and Satellite Communication Systems will be studied. Students will use test equipment to operationally build, test, and troubleshoot communication equipment.
AET 2657 – Aircraft/UAV Instrument and Autonomous Navigation Systems | 7 Credits
Students will learn both DC and AC power systems for aircraft and UAVs including batteries, generators, and power distribution systems. The students will study synchrony and servo systems used by the Autonomous Navigation Systems and basic aircraft instruments. The student will understand how pressure setting systems are used in aviation. UAV and aircraft altitude and heading systems will be studied. Students will service batteries and perform tests on aircraft.
AET 2667 – Aircraft/UAV Communication & Dependent Navigation Systems | 7 Credits
Students in this course will study the theory of aircraft and UAV communication and dependent navigation systems including automatic flight control systems and inflight entertainment systems. The student will understand how onboard aircraft safety systems are installed and maintained. Students will learn the basics of troubleshooting and will perform labs doing testing and troubleshooting of aircraft and aircraft components.
AET 2677 – Aircraft/UAV Radar Systems & Flight Line Maintenance | 7 Credits
In this course, students will learn basic aircraft and UAV radar principles and their application in weather radar and secondary surveillance systems. Students will design and complete an aircraft Avionics installation, will learn basic troubleshooting techniques for aircraft and UAVs, and will perform flight-line testing of avionics systems and learn the impact of aircraft weight and balance. Flight-line Safety along with proper tools and equipment use will also be covered.
AET 2687 – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) & Maintenance | 7 Credits
In this course, students will learn UAS command and control requirements, ground control station set-up, maintenance, airspace classifications, airspace restrictions, FAA and Government UAS restrictions, and uses. Students will build a UAV and will learn basic troubleshooting techniques for ground control stations and UAVs. They will perform flight testing, following Flight and Ground Safety Rules along with proper maintenance tools and equipment use.