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Development and testing of the EVS 2000 enhanced vision system
Author(s): Scott P. Way; Richard Kerr; Joe J. Imamura; Dan Arnoldy; Richard Zeylmaker; Greg Zuro
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Paper Abstract

An effective enhanced vision system must operate over a broad spectral range in order to offer a pilot an optimized scene that includes runway background as well as airport lighting and aircraft operations. The large dynamic range of intensities of these images is best handled with separate imaging sensors. The EVS 2000 is a patented dual-band Infrared Enhanced Vision System (EVS) utilizing image fusion concepts to provide a single image from uncooled infrared imagers in both the LWIR and SWIR. The system is designed to provide commercial and corporate airline pilots with improved situational awareness at night and in degraded weather conditions. A prototype of this system was recently fabricated and flown on the Boeing Advanced Technology Demonstrator 737-900 aircraft. This paper will discuss the current EVS 2000 concept, show results taken from the Boeing Advanced Technology Demonstrator program, and discuss future plans for EVS systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5081, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003, (23 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487569
Show Author Affiliations
Scott P. Way, Max-Viz, Inc. (United States)
Richard Kerr, Max-Viz, Inc. (United States)
Joe J. Imamura, Max-Viz, Inc. (United States)
Dan Arnoldy, Max-Viz, Inc. (United States)
Richard Zeylmaker, Max-Viz, Inc. (United States)
Greg Zuro, Max-Viz, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5081:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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