Individual Report (to be inMicrosoft word format) to include:1) The purpose of anElectronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) in an aircraft. 3 marks The purpose of an Electronic FlightInstrument in an aircraft is to inform pilots on the display units, symbolgenerators and remote light sensors.
2) Show and label clearly the block diagram of an EFIS. 5 marks Figure 1 3) Describe the operation and function of each unit in theblock diagram as shown in (ii). 10 marks Figure 1 shows the architecture of a primitive EFIS system.There are 3 symbol generators(SGs). SG#1 is the left symbol generator, SG#2 isthe centre symbol generator and SG#3 is the right symbol generator. SG#2 isonly used when either SG#1 or SG#3 malfunction or is faulty in time of flight.Each SG produces both ND and PFD formats simultaneously.
There are 4 displayunits(DUs). Each DU displays the format sourced by the respective SG. Duringflight, SG#1 sources to PFD#1 and ND#1 which is displayed to the captain whileSG#3 sources to PFD#2 and ND#2 which is displayed to the first officer. Theinputs of each SG are from both the left-hand and right-hand sensors.
In theevent of complete failure of the main display system, an independent integratedstandby instrument system (ISIS) is installed on the flight deck to supportcrew inresolving inconsistencies and to provide important flight information such asairspeed, altitude and attitude.4) Show the location and placement of the EFIS display units,control panel, warning and caution lights of a commercial aircraft in thecockpit. 10 marks Figure 2 Airplane Cockpit 5) Show and discuss the data displayed on the primary flightinformation (PFD) and navigation information (ND) display unit. 20 marks Primary flight information (PFD): NavigationInformation (ND): 6) Listdown the source of information taken from internet, books, etc.
2 marksA) CivilAvionics Systems by Ian Moir, Allan Seabridge, Malcolm Jukes page 540 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118536704.app2/pdfB) https://www.slideshare.net/mars6a9/typical-electronicslide 11 to 18C) https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/UEET/StudentSite/dynamicsofflight.htmlD) http://www.writeopinions.com/primary-flight-displayE) https://www.slideshare.net/lpapadop/515-typical-electronic-digital-aircraft-systemsSlide 32