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ARINC 429: Theory & Troubleshooting

 

  1. ARINC 429 overview
    1. Origin
    2. Uses
    3. History
  2. Training Objectives
  3. Terms
  4. 429 based systems
  5. ARINC Specifications
    1. Electrical characteristics
    2. Word structure
    3. Protocol
    4. Bus configuration
      1. Star
      2. Drop bus
      3. Multiple bus
  6. Transmission Characteristics
    1. Bus speed
    2. Signal voltage levels
    3. Impedance
      1. Cable
      2. Receives
    4. Modulation
    5. Clock
    6. Data
    7. 429 signal
  7. Wave Form Parameters
    1. Bit time
    2. Bit time
    3. Rise time
    4. Fall time
    5. Wave shape
  8. Word Formats
    1. Parity
      1. Definition
      2. Control
    2. Sign/Status Matrix
      1. Definition
      2. Use
    3. Data
      1. Number of data bits
      2. Data types available
      3. Order of transmission
      4. Decoding
      5. Multiple data words
    4. Source/Destination Identifier
      1. Definition
      2. Common use
      3. Special use
    5. Labels
      1. Definition
      2. Order of transmission

    f. Label extensions

  9. Data Types
    1. Binary (BNR)
    2. Binary coded Decimal (BCD)
    3. Discrete
    4. Maintenance and Acknowledgment
    5. Williamsburg/Buckhorn Protocol
  10. 429 Examples
    1. Collins VHF-900
    2. VSI/TCAS Display
  11. 429 Replacement
  12. 429 Special test equipment
  13. Troubleshooting 429
    1. RT address information
      1. Identification
      2. Location
    2. 429 conversions
      1. Direct control information
      2. To 1553
    3. Schematic of ARINC receiver circuits
      1. Components
      2. Signal flow
      3. Functional analysis
    4. Schematic of ARINC transmitter circuits
      1. Components
      2. Signal flow
      3. Functional analysis
    5. UART input / output signals
    6. Word format vs word transfer order
    7. Specific data word examples
      1. Generation
      2. Interpretation
        1. Examples
        2. Scope
        3. Logic analyzer
        4. Multimeter
        5. Probe
      3. Location
    8. Forms for Technicians use
    9. Student exercises
    10. Review/questions & answers
  14. Summary/Conclusion