The company expects FAA Type Certification and STC programs to begin early next year and the equipment will be certified to DO160 standards.
The Max-Viz 1400 EVS, with increased 640×480 pixel resolution, long wave infrared thermal imager and digital image zoom capability, permits pilots to see clearly at night and up to eight to 10 times farther than unaided human vision in many common obscured visibility conditions found at and around general aviation airports, according to company officials.
The Max-Viz infrared enhanced vision system detects the differences in heat of objects and terrain in an airplane’s environment, producing an accurate real-time picture of the surroundings in the absence of visible light, officials explained.
The Astronics Max-Viz EVS 1400 incorporates a third-generation enhanced vision sensor.
The sensor image can be presented on any video-capable display that accepts NTSC or PAL/Analog RS-170 signals.
The one and a half pound system features a digital image zoom capability, integral window heaters for operations from -55 to +70 degrees Celsius and pixel nonconformity correction.