Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. unveiled VistaNav Version 2.0 at this year’s AirVenture.
The latest release of the VistaNav synthetic vision system includes Mercury’s new, patent-pending 3D Traffic Visualization.
The new traffic awareness capability presents the pilot with traffic information in both 2D and 3D views. The 3D traffic view displays traffic targets as “threat zones” within which a target has been detected. The color of the “threat zone” indicates the threat level. For example, red indicate targets within one mile and 500 feet.
VistaNav 2.0 also includes E-Glide, a new 3D Emergency Guidance system. In an emergency, the E-Glide feature activates 3D Highway-in-the-Sky (HITS) flight-path guidance to pattern altitude at the nearest airport without terrain blocking the flight path.
The VistaNav system includes an INU (Inertial Navigation Unit) featuring 3D solid-state inertial sensors, a WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, and a Bluetooth wireless interface. The unit can be mounted in a number of places inside an aircraft and communicates through a wireless interface using a tablet PC mobile computing platform (MCP). The entire unit is powered by the aircraft power supply and includes rechargeable batteries that will operate for up to one hour in the event of an aircraft electrical failure. Both the INU and MCP are designed to be removed or installed in less than three minutes.
Pricing starts at $2,499.
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