Elbit Systems will showcase its Enhanced Flight
Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming
Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2018 exhibition in
Las Vegas Convention Center from 27 February to 1
Heli-ClearVision, the rotary-wing version
of the unique Clearvision fixed-wing suite, has been selected by
Leonardo Helicopters to be installed on the company’s commercial
helicopters. The suite allows helicopter pilots to perform flights
in low visibility conditions, previously considered as challenging
and risky. The Heli-ClearVision rotary-wing concept includes the
Skylens, SkyVis (pictured) and HeliEVS systems.
The complete Heli-ClearVision
suite will be displayed at the Elbit Systems booth (1741)
including the following systems:
HeliEVS is based
on the certified ClearVision EVS for fixed-wing platforms. The
system is packaged in a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU),
installed outside of the helicopter. The high quality imagery in
low visibility conditions is accomplished through real-time image
fusion between sensors at multiple spectral bands.
Skylens is an ideal display solution for non-helmet users,
packed in a lightweight, easy-to-install device, as intuitive as a
pair of sunglasses. Operating in low visibility conditions, day
and night, Skylens provides head-up information and minimizes
dependency on the outside world and on the helipad infrastructure.
SkyVis (pictured) provides helicopter pilots with a conformal
“head up” view, displaying flight, vehicle and navigation
symbology for day, night and NVG operation in limited weather
conditions. An add-on to the pilot’s own helmet, SkyVis is easily
integrated with minimal footprint in the cockpit.