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Saab in partnership with Vricon (a MAXAR company) is developing a new aeronautical database solution that will provide the aviation industry with the most advanced, commercially available, global image and terrain data for Aeronautical Applications. The high accuracy and integrity database greatly enhances the pilot’s situational awareness in all conditions.


Highly accurate data with 0,5 resolution
Global data coverage for terrain and obstacles
More detailed information on the surroundings for superior situational awareness

As a manufacturer of both commercial and military aircraft Saab brings a wealth of experience and is known for finding innovative solutions. Saab’s partnership with Maxar sets the new standard for advanced avionics systems, including applications for Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS), Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), Navigation solutions, and more. The Global Terrain Database Solution also brings new capabilities to pilot training & full flight simulators, remote air traffic and urban air mobility operations.

The high-resolution database provides superior global coverage, accuracy, integrity, and continuity—including in denied areas—superior to any digital terrain data solution on the market. Traditional aeronautical databases rely on NASA's decades-old Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data, which is a limited dataset.  SRTM data lacks detail and resolution in lower altitudes, is incomplete in many geographic locations, and meets only minimum regulatory requirements, presenting end-users with technology that fails to meet the demanding conditions of today's flight operations.

Saab’s unique technology combines the world’s largest source of satellite data with robust multi-view stereo algorithms. The database delivers elevation data sets with accuracy better than 3m SE90, with no ground control points required, and 0.5m resolution that includes highly realistic imagery layered on 3D elevation, greatly enhancing a pilot’s situational awareness. Saab’s technology now forms the foundation of the next generation SVS.

Saab is currently pursing an EASA DAT Type 1 certification (equivalent to FAA LOA Type 1) with planned approval in 2021.

Presentation of Global Image & Terrain Data Solutions

Amanda Peattie, system engineer at Saab, Avionics Systems presents our Global Image & Terrain Data Solutions. From our Civil Aviation Webinar November 20th. 


Watch full version of the webinar here

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