Based on experience accumulated during fourty years of cockpit display design, Saab has developed the EP-17 Cockpit Display and Recording System, for the Gripen multi-role combat aircraft. A state-of-the-art HMI that provides the pilot with all necessary information in real time.
Superior situational awareness
The Gripen total information-handling system provides superior situational awareness to the pilot. Integrating man and machine, putting the pilot in command of information and to achieve information superiority with low pilot workload, has been given highest priority in the Gripen system.
In this true fourth-generation aircraft, information is obtained via onboard sensors and databases as well as data links between aircraft, and between aircraft and ground control, all supported by integration, fusion and decision-making aids.
The pilot's information interface
The display system is the pilot's information interface with his platform system-of-systems. The wide-field-of-view diffraction-optics head-up display (HUD) and the three large-area colour head-down displays provide an outstanding interface, well adapted to human requirements for mission success.
The head-up display
The HUD is equipped with a holographic diffraction-optics combiner which gives the display high visibility within a wide field-of-view, with minimal interference to external vision. The unique display-formats, featuring spherical attitude lines, give superior attitude awareness and improve flight safety.