Garmin SVT™ synthetic vision technology could be the most useful, safety-enhancing situational display capability you’ve ever seen from an integrated flight deck. It’s a significant evolution in Garmin’s G1000® system. And it can make a world of difference in the way you navigate today’s busy airspace.
Seeing is Believing
When darkness, fog, rain, haze or solid IFR conditions keep you from seeing clearly out the windshield, Garmin’s SVT virtual flight reference is like “taking the blinders off.” Using sophisticated graphics modeling, SVT recreates a visual topographic landscape from the G1000 system’s terrain-alerting database. The resulting virtual reality display offers pilots a supplemental 3-D depiction of ground and water features, airports, obstacles and traffic – all shown in relative proximity to the aircraft. So situational orientation is far easier and less stressful.
Fly with Added Perspective
Integrated with the G1000’s primary flight display (PFD), Garmin SVT is a virtual revolution in big-picture visualization. Now, instead of a flat blue-over-brown attitude/heading reference, you’ll see an in-depth perspective view of realistic terrain features rising into the sky. It’s like looking through the PFD to monitor your flight situation – without struggling to piece together a mental picture solely from raw instrument data on the panel.
See a Color-Coded Landscape
When flying in areas or at altitudes where rising terrain may pose a hazard, Garmin SVT uses its terrain-alerting database to colorize the landscape – clearly showing with amber or red overlays those areas where potential flight-into-terrain risks exist. Any towers or obstacles that may encroach upon the flight path are color-highlighted and clearly displayed with height-appropriate symbology.
Steer Clear of Traffic, Too
Garmin SVT shows fixed terrain and obstacles, and also works with TCAS/TAS/TIS traffic technologies to depict targets in 3-D perspective, so you can visually gauge how high and how close they are. Plus, the familiar color- and shape-cued TCAS symbology grows larger as it gets nearer – making traffic conflicts easier to see and identify.
Follow Pathways in the Sky
In addition to identifying airports and showing runways in graphical perspective, Garmin SVT also helps simplify enroute navigation. It can create a three-dimensional “pathway” view on the G1000 PFD, showing enroute legs, terminal procedures, and ILS or GPS/WAAS vertical approaches – all laid out in front of the aircraft by means of outlined “windows” on the display. These windows vary in size to depict the flight path in perspective. And guidelines in each corner of the pathway windows point in the direction of the active flight plan leg – making it easy for pilots to follow the “pathway in the sky”.
Let SVT Show You the Future
The vision may be synthetic. But the benefits are absolutely real. Although Garmin SVT is not intended to replace traditional attitude and directional cues as one’s primary flight reference, it clearly augments your view of this data by giving it a realistic visual frame of reference – so you can see at a glance where you are in relation to ground features, traffic, and the flight path entered in your navigation system. Thus, you’re always flying with the future clearly in sight.
Garmin SVT: For virtual vision. And better decisions.