Trakka Corp unveils stabilized searchlight: Another industry first

Trakka Corp unveils stabilized searchlight: Another industry first 8 Feb, 12, Source: Trakka Corp

Trakka Corp proudly announces another industry first with its stabilized searchlight for airborne applications. The Trakkabeam® A800, widely known and accepted as the superior searchlight solution for Law Enforcement, SAR, and military missions is now offered with a stabilization option.

Platform stabilization greatly reduces flight crew workload by eliminating most of the attitude correction required as the aircraft pitches and rolls. At the heart of the new system is an Inertial Line Of Sight (ILOS) positioning system which corrects for any angular movements of the aircraft, allowing the searchlight to maintain its LOS position. For instance, if an operator points the searchlight at a known target and removes their hand from the joystick, any pitch and roll induced angular changes of the aircraft with respect to the target will be corrected, allowing the searchlight to maintain the target location without additional operator input.

Simultaneous to the development of platform stabilization, the Trakka Corp design team re-engineered key components in the searchlight and supporting equipment to significantly reduce the size and weight of the major system components. The re-designed system includes additional features such as ARM/DISARM switching, Power-Save Mode to reduce the need for power shedding in high-demand situations, and discrete system status annunciation for placement of annunciators in strategic locations within the cockpit.

The new A800 system has been subjected to a complete round of DO-160F testing to ensure compliance with all of the latest FAA regulations and aviation standards. The A800 stands alone with full DO-160 compliance and is supported with a full two year warranty.

Trakka Corp – Innovator of high intensity searchlight solutions, will be providing product demonstrations at HAI, booth number 3017. Please stop by to see us at the show.

Trakka Corp, an Australian company, now welcomes our new facility in the US for production and support services. We also have offices in the UK, France, Italy, and Asia. Service Centers are located from coast-to-coast in the US and also in France, Italy, South Africa, and the UK with more opening soon.

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