L-3’s Next Generation Electronic Standby Instrument System
L-3’s NextGen ESI-500 Electronic Standby Instrument is one of the most advanced backup systems designed specifically for piston, turboprop and light helicopter platforms. The compact unit is scalable and comes standard with airspeed, altitude, attitude, slip/skid, vertical speed and back-up battery. Options are available for the display of navigation information and Synthetic Vision (SynVis), including terrain and obstacles. Magnetic heading is an available option when coupled with the low cost and compact MAG-500 magnetometer. The ESI-500 is compatible with existing digital NAV and GPS receivers. An internal lithium-ion battery pack automatically powers the unit and magnetometer without interruption upon loss of main power.
The scalable GENESIS ESI-500 has numerous display configurations including SynVis, terrain alerting (left inset), obstacles, navigation (right inset), metric altitude, vertical speed and heading. SynVis terrain is shaded to give dimension and color coded to reflect altitude warnings. Grid lines are shown to aid in determining relative distances.
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