Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapon Systems, 2nd Edition
Technology is ever-changing in the field of aircraft avionics and new systems may require a different approach to testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revises its regulatory material as a result of system updates and therefore requirements for airworthiness testing also need to be updated.
Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapon Systems, 2nd Edition is a unique training book which serves as both a text and practical reference for all personnel involved in avionics and weapons system evaluation and testing, in the air and on the ground. Whether training pilots and personnel or planning to test systems, this book provides readers with the fundamentals and practical information needed to get the job done.
This new edition has been updated and expanded to offer additional chapter exercises plus three new chapters;
- UAV technology has exploded on the scene, therefore creating a high demand for a guide to UAV testing,
- Operational Test and Evaluation is a specialised form of testing accomplished by the end-user before final acceptance of the product,
- Night Vision Systems and Helmet Mounted Displays are also newer technologies advanced in the revised edition.
About the Author
Robert E. McShea is the Director of Avionics and Systems Academic Programs at the National Test Pilot School, Mojave, CA. He is responsible for the formulation, preparation and instruction of all Avionics and Weapons Systems taught at the school. Mr. McShea was formerly employed as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Northrop-Grumman Corporation in Palmdale, CA. His primary responsibilities included the integration, development and test requirements definition for the B2 RADAR. Prior to that assignment, he was employed by the Grumman Corporation in Calverton Long Island as a Group Manager for Avionics and Weapons Systems Test in the Test and Evaluation Department. His responsibilities included the development and test of new and upgraded avionics and weapons systems. A collateral duty involved the development of lectures on Flight Test Methodology and Requirements presented to potential FMS customers.