eMagin's SVGA+ microdisplays are being implemented in Elbit Systems' next generation AN/AVS-7 (ANVIS-HUD) Head Unit Display.
Mounted on a night vision goggle, the AN/AVS-7 system enables display of mission-critical information to the pilot while flying heads up. This advanced electro-optical system combines images seen through the night vision headset with computer-generated graphic and digital symbology. Adaptable to a broad range of helicopter platforms, the AN/AVS-7 system integrates information such as heading, altitude, velocity, engine data, avionic system data, aircraft warnings, and other flight related data.
In addition to the basic night display capability, the AN/AVS-7 system provides growth to several other applications, such as for Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), day use operation (Day-HUD), and line of sight (LOS) capability. The AN/AVS-7 is already deployed on more than 4000 aircraft worldwide and is considered to be the most common airborne head-mounted display system to date.
"Pilots rely on the AN/AVS-7 system to keep their objectives in sight and have access to all relevant flight information," said Susan Jones, eMagin's chief marketing and strategy officer. "Elbit Systems' choice of our OLED microdisplays validates our product's utility, ruggedness and reliability. We intend to continue to develop the technology to deliver even better performance in these critical applications."
eMagin's OLED microdisplays offer clear, bright images and text for near-eye applications, while requiring less power and weighing less than displays based on other technologies. In addition, eMagin's developments in this technology enable displays that typically last over 20,000 operating hours, even in full-color daylight conditions, with many times longer luminance half-life at monochrome and/or night vision luminance levels The display has been shown to instantly operate at temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C to over 100 degrees C. Their responsiveness and ruggedness in such difficult conditions make them an ideal choice for virtual imaging applications.
Elbit Systems is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world, in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), advanced electro-optic and space technologies. The Company focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense and homeland security applications.
eMagin integrates high-resolution OLED microdisplays, magnifying optics, and systems technologies to create a virtual image that appears comparable to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television. eMagin's microdisplay systems are expected to enable new mass markets for wearable personal computers, wireless Internet appliances, portable DVD-viewers, digital cameras, and other emerging applications for consumer, industrial, military, and homeland defense.