Autopilot Control Unit

Item Name Code (INC) 80345

Electrical Control Equipment
Federal Supply Class: FSC 6110
NATO Supply Classification Class: NSC 6110
Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment
Federal Supply Group: FSG 61
NATO Supply Classification Group: NSG 61
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INC 80345 Autopilot Control Unit
INC 80345 Autopilot Control Unit

A control used in conjunction with compasses and gyroscopes for heading or waypoint steering. May include operator unit, display unit, connection unit, and the like.

Additional Information for Autopilot Control Unit Additional Information for Autopilot Control Unit

An Autopilot Control Unit (ACU) is a device used in aviation to control and manage the autopilot system of an aircraft. The ACU is responsible for receiving inputs from various sensors and flight control systems, processing the data, and sending commands to the aircraft's control surfaces to maintain a desired flight path.

The Autopilot Control Unit typically consists of a computer or microprocessor, along with associated hardware and software. It receives information from sensors such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, airspeed indicators, altimeters, and GPS receivers. Based on this data, the ACU calculates the necessary control inputs to maintain the desired heading, altitude, airspeed, or other flight parameters.

The ACU can be programmed with specific flight profiles or modes, allowing the pilot to select different autopilot functions such as heading hold, altitude hold, vertical speed control, or even fully automated navigation and approach capabilities. The ACU continuously monitors the aircraft's flight parameters and makes adjustments as needed to maintain the desired flight path.

In addition to controlling the autopilot system, the ACU may also interface with other avionics systems, such as the flight management system (FMS), navigation radios, and communication systems. This allows for seamless integration and coordination between various aircraft systems.

Overall, the Autopilot Control Unit plays a crucial role in modern aviation by providing pilots with a reliable and efficient means of controlling the aircraft's flight path, reducing pilot workload, and enhancing flight safety.

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RNCC: 5 | RNVC: 2 | DAC: 4
RNCC: 3 | RNVC: 2 | DAC: 3
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RNCC: 3 | RNVC: 2 | DAC: 4
RNCC: 3 | RNVC: 2 | DAC: 4
RNCC: 3 | RNVC: 2 | DAC: 3
RNCC: 3 | RNVC: 2 | DAC: 4