posted on June 09, 2013 15:00
AINonline - Aircraft synthetic-vision systems, when combined with GPS, gyros, accelerometers and terrain and obstacle databases, provide pilots with a colorful, animated depiction of the world outside the cockpit. But to really see what is outside in dark or low-visibility conditions, you need an infrared camera. When you add forward-looking IR to SVS, you get a heat-referenced, real-world view along with a 3-D, database-derived and geo-referenced virtual view. Together they are called enhanced or combined SVS.