Wearable head-up display that gives enhanced vision to helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit
HAIFA, Israel, 8 Aug. 2014. Elbit Systems in Haifa, Israel, is introducing a helicopter version of the Skylens wearable head-up display for enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) applications.
With the Skylens electro-optical device, helicopter operators will be able to enhance flight safety at night and under limited-visibility conditions that can interfere with landing, Elbit officials say.
Medium-size civil helicopters, often used on offshore oil and gas rigs are likely to be the first aircraft to qualify for the Helicopter Skylens, company officials say.
Helicopter Skylens provides the aircrew with an out-of-the-cockpit view, displaying flight symbology for day and night operation in severe weather conditions. In limited visibility conditions, the pilot is able to fly by looking outside the aircraft, rather than at avionics displays, due to the wide field of regard display in the Helicopter Skylens.
Similar to its commercial counterpart, the Helicopter Skylens works like a pair of sunglasses and provides head-up information while minimizing the dependency on airport instrumentation.
For more information contact Elbit Systems online at www.elbitsystems.com.