Integrated Avionics Control System (IACS),
ARMY AVIONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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The concept of an Integrated Avionics Control Systems IACS in military aircraft has evolved from a significant increase in the number of electronic systems available for use on Army aircraft today. A system such as IACS is needed for Army aviation because it reduces the crew workload, reduces demands on already crowded cockpits and makes new installation less difficult and less expensive. Recently, considerable emphasis has been placed on reducing the cost of new avionics systems, thus the IACS program is being pursued under the design-to-cost concept. This paper discusses the Army approach to an integrated avionics control system. The background of the program is outlined, followed by a description of the overall IACS and its operation.