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Gulfstream HUD Overhead Unit Mounting Tray

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0367
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Mounting Tray
Object Name: Gulfstream HUD Overhead Unit Mounting Tray
Part No: 229-051059-AB
Serial No: GII 001
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Gulfstream IV 
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
219 
Height (mm):
77 
Depth (mm):
386 
Weight (g):
812 
Location: Main Object Store
Inscription(s):

GEC Avionics Limited
HUD Mount Right Hand
Part 229-051059-AB
Ser GII 001
NSN
Code K0656

Notes:

In the early 1990s the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began a flight test programme of a synthetic vision system (SVS) to gather data for that certification. The SVS was a joint programme with the US Defence Department to develop technology enabling low visibility landings on what they called "cooperative" and "non-co-operative" runways. Their Gulfstream II test bed was equipped with a HUD and both IR and MMW, to balance the advantages and disadvantages of the two sensors. The pilot was able to switch between the two sensors initially, but there were plans to blend the images later.

GEC Avionics supplied an overhead HUD system made from F-16 and C-17 components and a separate electronics unit located in the avionics bay. Kodak supplied the mid-wave IR and Honeywell and Lear two different MMW radars.

The Electronics Unit is from this Gulfstream II "Synthetic Vision Experimental Program". It later went on to be fitted to a BAC 1-11 research aircraft by Westinghouse in Baltimore to support their Boeing supported "ESAS" program in concert with Honeywell, and eventually led to the Honeywell connection with Marconi Avionics.

This is the HUD Mount for the cockpit Right Hand side installation.

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