T-45C TS, ADV, & IUT CO-03
Multi-Function Display and Navigation System Operation
The Multi-Function Display (MFD) is the source for flight,
navigation, system health, and system management
information. You need to be intimately familiar with its
This lesson builds on your understanding of the digital
display and navigation systems presented in Engineering.
The procedures for running a display system BIT and
entering basic mission data is introduced. In addition you
will initiate a BIT, enter basic mission data, tune and
identify navigation aids.
The nucleus of the T-45C avionics architecture is the
Display Electronics Unit (DEU). It functions as both a
display and mission computer.
The display computer portion of the DEU interprets the
Data Entry Panel and Multi-Function Display push-button
inputs and generates displays for the four MFDs and the
Head Up Display (HUD).
The mission computer portion of the DEU computes
navigation and weapon delivery solutions, and interfaces
with other aircraft system over the MIL-STD-1553B,
multiplex data bus (MUX bus) or hardware interfaces.