ICAPS

INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER SUPPLY

THE ICAPS UNIT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE BOTH DC POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACES TO AIRCREW HELMETS IN SEARCH AND RESCUE, EMS, AND TACTICAL FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT. ICAPS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR BATTERIES TO POWER ANR, NVG, AND LIP LIGHTS.

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KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Self-contained unit mounted via 2.5” section of Dzus rail (4”
    depth) or custom mount to suit fixed and rotor-wing aircraft.
  • Provides microphone, speaker and ANR power input to
    helmet through ICAPS Single Plug Connect™ (SPC), or
    standard helmet/headset jacks.
  • Internal impedance adapter incorporated to allow use of
    Military low-impedance helmets with U-174/U plug in
    aircraft fitted with Civilian, high impedance radios.

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  • ICAPS provides regulated 3.5 Volt DC input for Aviator’s
    Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS-6/9) and NVG lip
    light through ICAPS Single Plug Connect™.
  • ANVIS and lip light power is provided through redundant
    wiring by two independent and selectable DC-DC
    converters.
  • DC converters are powered off the aircraft avionics buss
    during normal (NORM) operations or off the stand-by
    avionics battery during emergencies (EMER). (Aircraft
    Master or Avionics buss need not be selected on in
    emergency mode).
  • 9 Volt DC power for helmet mounted Active Noise Reduction
    (ANR) system is also provided through ICAPS Single Plug
    Connect™ or standard ANR helmet jack.
  • ICAPS control head labeling is illuminated by a dimmable
    NVIS compatible edge lit panel conforming to
    MIL-DTL-7788.
  • Installation of ICAPS system does not limit the use of standard
    helmets or headsets that are not fitted with the Single Plug
    Connect™ system.
  • O2 mask microphone input provided with [MASK / BOOM]
    selector switch. This allows the use of oxygen masks with no
    electrical interface between helmet and mask.

ICAPS IS YOUR ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR DC POWER AND COMMUNICATION INTERFACES TO AIRCREW HELMETS

ICAPS CONTROL HEAD & NVG MOUNT OVERVIEW

  1. Standard microphone, speaker, and ANR jacks allow the use of un-modified helmets and headsets with the ICAPS system.
  2. Standard Military U-174/U plug with built in lo to high impedance adapter.
  3. Single Plug Connect™ LEMO jack that provides communications and power input to helmet.
  4. O2 mask extended comm cord LEMO jack.
  5. MASK/BOOM selects between the helmet mounted boom mic and the oxygen mask mic.
  6. DC-1/DC-2 selects between the pilot (DC-1) and co-pilot (DC-2) DC power converters.
  7. EMER/NORM selects between normal buss voltage and emergency standby battery power for DC-DC converter input.
  8. One ½ AA battery is maintained in the ESA type mount for ground operations and triple power redundancy.
  9. ICAPS provides power to type NVG mount using OEM “slim-line battery pack adapter.”

CERTIFICATION

ICAPS IS TESTED TO DO160G, NVIS EDGE LIT PANEL TO MILDTL7788, AND DC POWER CONVERTERS TO TSOC71 AND IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING STC WITH THE FAA

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Helmet modification kit (HGU-55/P) that includes both the Single Plug Connect™ and standard helmet plug downleads, NVG lip light, and ANVIS power plug. This kit allows the use of modified helmets in aircraft not equipped with the ICAPS system. (Kits also available for MSA Gallet and Alpha helmets.) Helmet cord can be installed in the field in less than 30 minutes with slight modification to the helmet.
  • Stand-alone aircraft backup battery (24 Volt DC), if aircraft is not equipped with emergency standby battery.
  • ICAPS compatible O2 mask comm cord to fit MBU-12/P, -20/P, or HA/LP masks. Adapter is available with standard mic jack to
    allow use of mask in aircraft not fitted with ICAPS.

CONCENTRATE ON THE MISSION, NOT CHANGING BATTERIES

ICAPS SINGLE IMPEDANCE

  1. Single Plug Connect™ LEMO jack that provides communications and power input to helmet.
  2. Accepts standard Military U-174/U and 2.1mm ANR plugs to allow the use of un-modified helmets and Headsets with the ICAPS system.
  3. DC-1/DC-2 selects between the pilot (DC-1) and co-pilot (DC-2) DC power converters.
  4. EMER/NORM selects between normal buss voltage and emergency standby battery power for DC-DC converter input.
  5. ICAPS provides power to Wilcox Dual Power Aviation Mount (DPAM) NVG mount using standard NVG plug.
  6. One CR123 battery is maintained in the ESA type mount for ground operations and triple power redundancy.
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