Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Solutions
Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) is the loss of visual cues for a pilot in flight – either takeoff, landing, or enroute. DVE conditions include weather such as rain, snow and fog as well as dust, sand and smoke.
At some point in our lives, most of us have experienced driving down the highway in fog or a snowstorm. We have the option to slow down or even pull off to the side of the road to avoid an accident. Now imagine that same experience while flying a helicopter. You don’t have the benefit of pulling over to stop, and might not even be able to see the ground to attempt landing.
It can be very dangerous for pilots to operate in these conditions. It can, and has caused a lot of accidents in the military and in the commercial market. DVE also negatively impacts flight operations, causing delays and flight cancellations in both markets.
Our DVE solutions provide increased flight safety and operational capability by restoring pilot situational awareness in currently limiting DVE conditions.
Own Your Environment – Anywhere, Anytime
Our multi-sensor systems use input from a number of passive and active, high-resolution and deep penetrating sensors to generate real-time, fused imagery and command guidance to help guide pilots through all obscurants during the entire flight – from takeoff to landing. System capabilities also include terrain and obstacle detection and GPS denied navigation.
Our DVE solutions leverage over a decade of experience and investment to provide the most mature, comprehensive solution for mitigating multiple forms of DVE available today. Solutions are available for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft with MFD, HMD or HUD display options. We also offer the expertise to modify aircraft with this equipment and certify them with an FAA, EASA or Military Type Certificate.
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