Nowoczesny system Clearvision HeliEVS (Enhanced Vision System) produkcji ELBIT Systems
na HAI Heli Expo zaprezentowano nowoczesny system Clearvision HeliEVS (Enhanced Vision System) produkcji ELBIT Systems. Planowana jest certyfikacja urządzeń w drugiej połowie 2017 roku. System wspomaga m.in. nawigację i manewry (lądowanie) w trudnych warunkach pogodowych.
Elbit Systems of Haifa, Israel, is already flying its enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for helicopters, Clearvision HeliEVS, on an MBB BO 105. The company expects EASA certification of the fixed-wing version, Clearvision EFVS, in the second half of 2017 in conjunction with ATR. Certification of HeliEVS could occur in parallel or follow soon after, depending upon an arrangement with a customer, which could likely be an offshore operator. Many operators are interested, according to Dror Yahav, Elbit vice president of commercial aviation.
HeliEVS combines the EVS sensor with a wearable HUD along with a fused-image display process. Here at Heli-Expo 2016, Elbit (Booth 6733) is giving visitors a chance to experience Skylens, a wearable head-up display (HUD) offered as a solution for non-helmet users. Elbit announced that it has completed a series of successful flight tests of Skylens in its final configuration mode. The system was tested during day and night in a variety of maneuvers, including rooftop landings and oil rig approaches.
The SkyLens experience takes only five or 10 minutes. Elbit staff with EVS experience as pilots help fit the Skylens glasses on the visitor’s head. The position must be precise so that the user sees the HUD on the Skylens image superimposed on the simulated flying scenarios projected on a half-transparent glass screen in front. The view through the glasses is slightly disconcerting, because the HUD is shown on the right eye only and it takes a user time to adjust to this.
The real-world scenarios presented include an offshore rig approach, an EMS mission in snow-covered mountains and landing in whiteout conditions, which includes computer-generated poles to help guide the pilot to the ground.