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Thermal Vision Sensor

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Senso Optics, a thermal imaging company, has introduced the Thermal Vision Sensor (TVS) for Enhanced Vision System (EVS), designed to provide situational awareness for aircraft pilots. The EVS presents an image of the external environment to improve safety during taxiing, takeoff and landing.

The TVS is a LWIR thermal camera based on an uncooled microbolometer, with 17μm pixel pitch and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) resolution. It has a high sensitivity, a wide operating temperature range, together with a low power consumption.

TVS provides the flight crew with an enhanced image of the external scene allowing real-time situational awareness and assistance during taxiing, takeoff and landing in the day and night. TVS enhances the pilot's ability to detect objects in adverse weather conditions and reduced visibility, as well as at night.