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SKYLENS Head-Up Display Provides Augmented Vision to Pilots

SKYLENS Head-Up Display Provides Augmented Vision to Pilots

Elbit Systems have recently launched a wearable head-up display named SKYLENS. The platform is going to be used for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) applications. This will allow commercial aviation pilots to get an augmented reality vision and they won’t have to depend on airport equipment for that. Flying during the night or during bad weather conditions brings up challenging situations for the pilots. With the head up display from Elbit Systems, it will be easier for the pilots to see more information. The SKYLENS is also an easy to install system.

Dealing with the Challenges of Today’s Pilots

SKYLENS has been developed to meet the challenges of today’s aviators. It is a lightweight device which looks similar to a pair of sunglasses. The system can be used in all types of weather, irrespective of night and day. Pilots will get helpful head-up information which will help them to take-off or land in conditions with low visibility. Aircrafts which are equipped with SKYLENS can also land in locations that cannot be otherwise accessed by aircraft without EVS.

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SKYLENS is a part of the Clearvision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) family. The device displays video on a transparent screen and high resolution symbology. This provides aviators with advanced abilities to start the aviation journey.

This new device developed by Elbit Systems is built for use in global commercial aviation. A unique solution is provided by the system for retrofitting small cockpit helicopters and airplanes and also platforms that already exist.  Pilots can expect to get this new head-up display, which is in progressive processes of safety certification, by the end of 2016.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems has been a market leader for more than 30 years in the field of enriched vision and night vision systems in the commercial and military aviation sector. The company has been supporting numerous business jets, helicopters and other types of aircraft. The company has till date, provided more than 10,000 Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD), Head-Up Displays (HUD) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for civil as well as military operators around the globe. A total of over 2,000,000 operational hours have been gathered by these operational systems till date.

What’s your Say?

What do you think about this new HUD SKYLENS? Will pilots really get help with this device? Will it be able to surpass other HUDs? Look forward to hear your thoughts about SKYLENS in the comment below.

Image Source - chinese.engadget.com

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Christopher Jackson is an editor at Augmented Reality Trends and brings 8 years of experience with him. He lives in Dallas and writes about all things augmented reality, virtual reality and other related technologies.If you have any questions about our website you can find Christopher on Google+ or get in touch via Twitter (@chris_jacksonAR)


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