Avionics News February 2013 - 25
FACILITIES: 53,000 square feet
WHAT THEY DO: Lexavia designs,
manufactures and services enhanced
vision systems for fixed- and rotarywing aircraft.
FOUNDED: 2008 by Tad Ihns
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2002 (originally joined
as Avalex Technologies, Lexavia’s
Lexavia’s enhanced vision system allows pilots to see the runway in low-visibility conditions, including darkness, smoke and bad weather.
The LFS6000 chosen for Eclipse’s 550 jet will be
configured with a high-performance 640-by-480 element
sensor array that powers the new-generation vanadium
oxide long-wave infrared technology. The
LFS6000 camera offers four times
electronic zoom, and it interfaces with
the Eclipse 550 electronic flight
instrument system for display
on the multifunction display.
Both of Lexavia’s sensors
can interface with an
existing EFIS and MFD or
be a part of a total Lexavia
enhanced vision system.
“The Lexavia Enhanced Vision
Systems provide twice the resolution at half the price,”
said Bill Van Zwoll, Lexavia’s director of sensors and
integrated systems marketing. “The increased resolution
and four-time zoom capability of the high-resolution
sensor allows pilots to clearly view runway incursions
and other hazards with enough time to safely avoid
Van Zwoll holds degrees
in materials and logistics
University. While in
the U.S. Marine Corps, he
piloted an F/A-18 Hornet fighter
jet in addition to serving as mission
commander, division lead, airborne
forward air controller instructor
and airborne combat tactics instructor.
“The LFS6000 sensor is far better than anything else
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