Display STRIKE FINDER®
200, 100, 50 and 25nm Weather Avoidance
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Weather Avoidance System detects and analyzes the electrical
activity emanating from thunderstorms within a 200 nautical mile
(nm) radius of the aircraft. A unique graphic display plots an
accurate, reliable and easily-interpreted picture of electrical
activity, that you can use to circumnavigate the hazards
associated with thunderstorms.
analyzes the individual strike signal properties to determine the
bearing, range and severity of the activity. Strike data is plotted
on the display as single orange dots by range and azimuth, in
relation to the aircraft symbol ("heads up"). As the number of
lightning strikes increase, so does the number of plotted strike
dots. Cells start to form indicating increased lightning activity.
Bearing and Range
Storm distance and bearing can be
determined by using the Outer Range Ring and the Half Range Ring, in
conjunction with the 30-degree Azimuth (1:00 and 11:00) markers.
The Outer Range Ring is the outer
boundary distance from your aircraft that strike dots are plotted in
the selected range. The Half Range Ring is exactly half that
distance from your aircraft. (Ex: 200 nm range selection gives a
Half Range Ring distance of 100 nm).
STRIKE FINDER System
STRIKE FINDER® has
two components: These two components are connected with a
The Display mounts in the aircraft instrument panel. The STRIKE
be slaved directly to an HSI or compass system with a standard
stepper or synchro-output. The display is available with a New
Ultra Bright LED Display with a single microprocessor-based
circuit board that employs Digital Signal Processing, to ensure
that the truest possible storm image is displayed. The
microprocessor constantly monitors the performance of the entire
system, from the Sensor to the Display for proper function.
The maintenance-free Sensor is weather-sealed and mounts on the
outside of the aircraft fuselage. STRIKE
unlike any other system, uses Broad-band Digital Sampling. A
greater bandwidth delivers vastly more information for improved
signal fidelity and inherently superior noise rejection. This
translates into a clearer definition of weather activity,
without false or misleading indications.
A must read when
thinking about lightning detection in your aircraft.
Glass Breaks - http://www.rapp.org/archives/2011/01/when-glass-breaks/
BREAKTHROUGH FOR STRIKE
INSIGHT'S STABILIZATION MODULE ELIMINATES THE
NEED FOR SLAVED COMPASS SYSTEM
Traditionally, weather mapping
systems require connection to the aircraft's slaved compass
system to maintain correct data orientation through heading
changes. Recognizing that not all aircraft are equipped with a
slaved compass system, Insight developed the Stabilization
The Stabilization Module provides data to the STRIKE
FINDER®, enabling displayed lightning strike information to
rotate relative to heading changes. Operation of the
Stabilization Module is automatic; no field configuration or
calibration are required.
REVOLUTIONARY STABILIZATION MODULE;
- Internal installation only.
- Eliminates the need for a
slaved compass system.
- Is a totally self-contained
sensor and data processor.
- Contains no rotating gyro.
- Gone forever are those
periodic overhauls that are necessary with common rotating
Stabilization Module contains all solid state components; there
are no moving parts. New software algorithms process data from
the enclosed sensors to determine heading change. Insight has
developed this state-of-the-art stabilization system, by
integrating both the motion sensor and the data processor into
one miniature module. Benefits include reduction in cost,
complexity and weight of a conventional system.
As a factory
installed option, the Stabilization Module is now only installed
within the STRIKE
FINDER® housing, deriving its power from and providing its
signals directly to the STRIKE
FINDER® processor. Insight recommends the STRIKE
FINDER® System with the Factory Option, even for
slave-compass equipped aircraft.
This installation is
simpler, faster and offers enhanced reliability by eliminating
dependence on the maintenance-intensive rotating gyro.
Stabilization Module is individually factory calibrated and
tested to insure proper operation under all conditions.
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