During a smoke in the cockpit emergency, when the pilot cannot clearly see the flight-control instruments, the pilots cannot navigate and aviate even though they can breath and see within their oxygen mask. In such a situation, SAVED provides a see-through display inside the oxygen mask of the nose camera video with HUD symbology. SAVED is an example of unequaled innovation in augmented reality and will ultimately increase safety of flight across the the aviation industry. No in mask solution currently exists that is FAA certified.
Overview of SAVED System
There are two Mask Displays per aircraft, one for the Captain and one for the First Officer (F/O). Vision display and oxygen all in one. SAVED masks provides all the vital necessities for an emergency situation.
VAS ( Video Amplifier Splitter) provides a HUD video entry point into the SAVED system. VAS receives HUD without reducing the number of HUD video output channels and It provides redundant operation with respect to aircraft power
The VC (Video converter) provides HUD video imagery as well as power to the SAVED masks
In-Flight Smoke Emegencies
According to the FAA Service Difficulty Reports, in-flight fires, smoke or fumes are among the most significant cause of unscheduled or emergency landings, accounting for an average of one precautionary landing per day. In-flight smoke is also the number four cause of airplane fatalities, loss of aircraft, and millions of dollars of preventable expense.
17,751 some events reported in the first decade of the 21st century. A few of them are listed below.