Combined Vision System

Aircraft vision system display

Combined Vision System (CVS)

Aircraft vision system night vision

Collins' CVS solution provides pilots with the best possible view by truly blending the real-time thermal imagery of our enhanced vision system (EVS) with our weather independent synthetic vision system (SVS) in a single view for advanced situational awareness. Our blended CVS solution takes the SVS and seamlessly overlays it with the EVS image, requiring no pilot adjustment for optimal display – reducing your workload through eyes up and out operation and sharpening your approach.

Collins' CVS solution provides:

  • Full-view dynamic object detection, preventing surprise collisions
  • Weather-independent terrain, obstacle, and runway data across the display
  • Optimized CVS image with no pilot adjustments
  • Improved visibility in degraded weather conditions
  • Reduced decision heights

Enhanced Vision System (EVS)

enhanced vision system

The EVS-3600 cuts right through low-visibility conditions like smoke, smog, fog and darkness by displaying high-clarity visual references on HUDs, allowing pilots to see what’s out there faster than ever before. This unprecedented spectral coverage during critical phases of flight gives aircraft the ability to go more places more safely.

The Collins EVS:

  • Uses short-wave infrared, long-wave infrared and a visible camera for the earliest possible detection of visual references
  • Reduces takeoff minima and enables approaches below normal DA/DH
  • Uncooled infrared sensors decrease weight and increase MTBF
  • Compact installation decreases weight and energy consumption
  • Decreases operating costs by mitigating go-arounds
  • Achieves peak performance on our Headup Guidance Systems and HUDs

EVS equipped aircraft are eligible for lower operating minima, using existing approaches and airport infrastructure, increasing the runways where EVS-3600 equipped aircraft can safely land

Synthetic Vision System (SVS)

synthetic vision system

Our SVS lets pilots operate like it’s a clear day, every day. The weather independent, high-definition image displays on HUDs with unmatched fidelity and resolution, using three layers of information - terrain, obstacle and airports and runways - to provide a complete picture of the environment.

  • Weather independent vision in all phases of flight
  • Sharpest terrain contours
  • Top of the line worldwide database
  • Distinct mile markers, runway highlights, lead-ins and airport domes


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