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Safety concerns with Avionics

operation of radar, MIMS, external power with CB and switches in proper positions, secure power and grounding

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Barometric Altimeter

pitot-static pressure to indicate altitude above sea level

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Radar Altimeter

radio echos to determine altitude above ground level

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VHF/UHF

Very-High Frequency and Ultra-High Frequency ; communicate with other a/c, ground stations, shipping traffic and coastal stations (AJ ; anti jam radio frequency transmission)

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What is IAS and its purpose

Intercommunication Audio System ; provide amplification and routing of audio signals between cockpit, ground crew, and rear cockpit

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What is TACAN and its purpose

Tactical Air Navigation ; relative bearing and slant range distance to a ground station or similar equipped a/c

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What is INS an its purpose

Inertial Navigation System ; detects a/c motion and provides acceleration, velocity, present position, pitch roll

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Define GPS

Global Positioning System ; receives information from a satellite source, provides pilot an updated preset position time and velocity information

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What is ARI and its purpose

Attitude Reference Indicator ; self contained pitch and roll attitude reference system without electronically driven gyro

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What is ILS and its purpose

Instrument Landing System ; weather approach guidance system provides steering info during a/c approach by decoding azimuth

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Define RADAR

Radio Detection and Ranging ; target detection, designation, tracking and navigation

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Fiber Optics

improved system performance, immunity to electrical house, signal security and electrical isolation

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Advantages and disadvantages of using fiber optics

faster, lighter, easier to break, purple fiber, glass coated with protection

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Mission computers

communicate and provide data conversion w/o non-max avionic equipment

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MIDS/JTRS

Data line between a/c multifunctional information distribution system

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What is TEWS

Tactical Electronic Warfare Set (67 to 47) and (214 to ALE-50) defense systems protect yourself (aircrew)

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Discuss CCS

Countermeasure Communication Set ; countermeasure for COMMS

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Tactical Jamming System AN/ALQ-126/214 and components

receive signal and send opposite, randomly shoot out all types of different frequencies