THE ALERT devices…
The connected wristband vibrates when a collision course with an obstacle is detected. The wristband is connected in Bluetooth with the pilot’s smartphone or tablet, where the navigation and collision alerting functions are performed by the R Systems application.
The connected LEDAR helps the pilot localizing the position of the danger: A set of LEDs, spanning 360°, assists the pilot by showing the direction and the relative height of the obstacle. It works concurrently with the connected wristband.
…connected to THE MOBILE APPLICATION
THE mobile application
THE PATENTED R SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY GOES BEYOND EXISTING PRODUCTS
The technology goes beyond existing moving map products: The proprietary R Systems obstacles database is the first of its kind to have computerized obstacles altitudes. Therefore, the aircraft course analysis (cap, speed, position X Y Z) can predict with accuracy if it is heading towards a collision.
For instance, if a power line height was at 100ft above the ground, and an helicopter was flying at 5000ft above it, the system would not trigger an alert.
On the other hand, with the same helicopter flying at 75ft above the ground in direction of the same power line, R System would warn the pilot.
Pilots can parameter several safety profiles in the mobile application.
A safety profile is a virtual volume defined in the 3 dimensions X Y and Z. When an obstacle from the database intersects such safety profile, the system switches into alert mode.
The picture below illustrates a safety profile around an helicopter, with the section of a power line inside of it (the segment in red).
Thanks to its proprietary technology and database, R Systems can determine with accuracy that this power line represents a danger: Had it been above the safety profile, no alerting would have occur.