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Optical Engineering

Application of large head-box aircraft transparency distortion measurement and compensation for improved cueing in helmet-mounted displays
Author(s): Mark S. Fischler; Daniel Campbell; Robert Atac; Jim Melzer
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Paper Abstract

See-through distortion can occur when a pilot looks through a curved aircraft transparency because of a weak lens effect. A helmet-mounted display (HMD) system must either compensate for this distortion or incur a distortion error in its total error budget. We describe a method for characterization of and compensation for aircraft transparency distortion, allowing for increased targeting accuracy and reduced binocular vergence errors from any position within a large head box. We present techniques for compensating for transparency distortion for the entire HMD head box and implications observed based on applying these techniques for A-10 and F-16 aircraft transparencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2017
PDF: 15 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(5) 051403 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.5.051403
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Mark S. Fischler, Thales Visionix, Inc. (United States)
Daniel Campbell, Thales Visionix, Inc. (United States)
Robert Atac, Thales Visionix, Inc. (United States)
Jim Melzer, Thales Visionix, Inc. (United States)


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