Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AET 218 Tactical Navigation Systems

Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
This course introduces students to passive weather systems used on-board aircraft, weather radar, and radar altimeters with associated antennas. Topics include tactical navigation, passive weather detection, collision avoidance systems, and the roll of the FAA’s reduced vertical separation minimums and terrain awareness systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify weather radar, installation requirements, testing considerations and identify the requirements for collision avoidance.

Pre-requisite(s): AET 110  and AET 210 .
Course is typically offered in Fall.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Explain to the standards of the FAA reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) drawing diagrams relating to the minimum separation requirements.
  2. Explain different types of weather radar, installation requirements, and consideration that must be taken for proper testing.
  3. Identify the requirements for collision avoidance systems in mid-sized Jet aircraft by using FAA TCAS standards.