CAE and Neptec successfully demonstrate AVS technology to address helicopter operations in brownout conditions
- Augmented Visionics System designed to enable safer helicopter operations in near-zero visibility
During recent testing at the United States Department of Defense (DoD)
CAE’s AVS solution combines Neptec’s OPAL as well as other sensors such as forward-looking infrared (FLIR) with the CAE-developed common database (CDB), which was originally developed for the United States Special Operations Command to support rapid, correlated database production. The fundamental concept for CAE’s AVS solution is to take OPAL’s 3D sensor data and update the CDB for real-time processing of a synthetic image showing the area surrounding the helicopter, including terrain and potential obstacles.
“CAE is best known for the development of high-fidelity synthetic environments created for use in full-mission simulators used for training and mission rehearsal exercises,” said
“We are excited to work with a global leader such as CAE. This partnership is a good example of two industry experts coming together to solve a mission-critical problem and ultimately help save lives,” said Dr.
Further development of the AVS technology is part of CAE’s recently announced Project Falcon, a
Specializing in advanced space, defense and industrial systems and applications, Neptec maintains a reputation of quality and reliability in the design, manufacturing, installation and support of its sensor systems with the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and other major space programs. With new solutions for aerospace, defense and industry, Neptec, a NASA prime contractor, continues to be a pioneer in the innovative use of mission critical systems and applications. www.neptec.com
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding
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SOURCE Neptec Design Group