July 25, 2011 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Williamsburg, Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology, developer of popular, award-winning iOS and Mac apps including Theodolite, gyroLens, and Wx, is pleased to announce the preview of one of its client development projects at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011.
iHUD Remote for iOS was developed in a partnership between Aerovisions International of Ogden, Utah and Levil Aviation of Oviedo, Florida, with software development by Hunter Research and Technology. The app creates a glass cockpit display on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, wirelessly displaying data from Levil's attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) hardware.
Levil's AHRS is a compact and light inertial measurement unit that can replace traditional mechanical systems without compromising safety. Unlike the majority of mechanical gyros, the Levil AHRS series is designed to work in full 360 degrees of pitch and roll. It contains an embedded engine POD along with static and dynamic pressure connections for a complete primary flight display, with models weighing as little as 5 oz.
Aerovisions' iHUD app was developed in 2008, and turns an iOS device into an educational aerospace-inspired mobile glass cockpit. iHUD depicts motion and flight-related information and data for optimal situational awareness, with a simulated moving horizon, dynamic speed, altitude and vertical velocity ribbons, rotating compass card, slip/skid ball, and separate accelerometer.
The original iHUD app offers a fantastic way to teach, see, and learn EFIS and AHRS functionality. The new iHUD Remote app couples iHUD's advanced display with Levil's AHRS hardware to create a proper electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) usable for auxiliary display and in-flight backup.
iHUD Remote will be on display at the Levil Aviation Booth at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, in Exhibit Hangar B, Booth #2125.
Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with 20 years of experience in engineering and software development. Dr. Hunter received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award and a 2004 Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac OS X) for his work in software development. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative apps that leverage the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices. The company has 17 apps available on the iTunes App Store, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. Copyright (C) 2011 Hunter Research and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.