Rockwell Collins to integrate EVS in the BBJ
Rockwell Collins will integrate an infrared sensor-based enhanced vision system (EVS) for the Boeing Business Jet and other 737 models using Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics head-up displays (HUD).
The EVS/HUD interface will feature the industry’s “first all-digital communication between the EVS sensor and the head-up guidance system,” a Collins spokesman said. He added that STC for the system is expected by December 2005 and that selection of an infrared sensor supplier for the EVS will occur “in the near future.”
The monochromatic EVS imagery will be displayed with guidance cues on the combiner glass of the Flight Dynamics HGS-4000 HUD. Collins announced that the EVS sensor and associated head-down display, including required radome mods for the Boeing applications, will be available for installation on some non-HUD-equipped 737s.
About 1,700 Flight Dynamics HUDs are flying aboard Dassault, Bombardier and Embraer jets, the C-130J and Boeing 737s.