The 1,300-square-foot Avionics Lab is utilized by courses in the Avionics Line Maintenance (ALM) minor: AMS 388 Air Transport Systems Line Maintenance Capstone Course, and its’ AMS 384 General Avionics Systems Integration prerequisite class .
It supports the activities for both of these heavy lab-based courses. These classes are also part of the ALM’s National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) accredited curriculum.
This lab contains and employs equipment for both general aviation, and transport category aircraft avionics systems. This includes tooling for integration, installation, and repair of conventional aircraft wiring and fiber optic systems. Further, this lab exposes the students to extensive hands-on experience. Equipment includes; a standard avionic ramp test equipment for navigation, communication, digital standards, and surveillance, complex test equipment used for in-depth troubleshooting such including Time Domain Reflectometers, Data Bus analyzers, and Antenna systems analyzers.