Agreement with major avionics OEM signifies the first advanced visual data management solution available in the commercial aviation market.
Tucson, Arizona – October 18, 2022 – Universal Avionics (UA) has completed the development of the first Aperture™ visual data management solution as it readies series production for a major avionics OEM and is seeing strong interest from aircraft manufacturers and operators. The initial release of the product line connects eight video streams to four independent users, enhancing safety and improving decision-making for flight crews and mission specialists.
Introduced last year at NBAA-BACE 2021, Aperture is now available for installation. UA’s first agreement will see a large avionics OEM deliver Aperture to new aircraft currently in development as part of their flight deck offering. This release of Aperture can process eight video inputs and supports four video outputs with near-zero latency, at the highest level of integrity in commercial aviation (Design Assurance Level A). Imagery from an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) camera and other sensors will be presented in the flight deck to enhance situational awareness of the flight crew.
Ongoing developments of Aperture will expand capabilities to include added video/sensor channels, low latency video aggregation and manipulation, and the generation of synthetic imagery. Universal Avionics’ dedicated team of engineers and Artificial Intelligence specialists will further complement these capabilities as they forge a path toward the delivery of augmented reality. Combining information from onboard sensors and other avionics with advanced image management, Aperture will enable pilots to take advantage of real-time content analysis and augmented reality, such as visual positioning, obstacle detection, taxi guidance, and traffic awareness to dramatically improve their situational awareness in high workload environments.
“Aperture unlocks the door for new capabilities to become a reality in our everyday lives. Urban transport, space travel, single-pilot, and autonomous operations once impossible are becoming a reality with the emergence of AI-powered augmented vision driving pilot safety and aircraft optimization,” said Dror Yahav, CEO of Universal Avionics. “We help customers Connect what’s Next because Next is Now.”
See Aperture on exhibit at NBAA-BACE 2022, 18-20 October in the Universal Avionics Booth #3295, and visit uasc.com to learn more.
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Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial aircraft solutions for business aviation, special missions, cargo and airline operations, and helicopters. Our connectivity ecosystem provides pilots with an integrated ‘head-up/head-down’ experience combining head-wearable display technology and enhanced vision with flight management, datalink, and advanced display systems. Universal is a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., a major defense manufacturer and world leader in military aerospace. Connect What’s Next with complete situational awareness for proactive decision-making and new capabilities to advance flight. Next is Now.
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