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1 Author(s)
Knight, J. ; Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville

In modern air craft, the cockpit is often referred to as a glass cockpit because of the replacement of traditional banks of mechanical dials with computer monitors. Behind these modern displays is a variety of interconnected computers, sensors, and actuators that constitute the avionics system. Avionics systems are technological wonders that increase our safety while flying, improve the efficiency of aircraft, and assist the flight crew.

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Computer  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 10 )