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Rotorcraft aircrew systems concepts airborne laboratory (RASCAL) helmet-mounted display flight research
Author(s): William S. Hindson; Chima E. Njaka; Edwin W. Aiken; Warren A. Barnhart
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Paper Abstract

The Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory (RASCAL) is a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter that is being modified by the US Army and NASA for flight systems research. One of the objectives of the research is to develop and integrate technologies for Automated Nap-of-the Earth (ANOE) flight. The principal elements of this system include video imaging sensors, advanced real-time image processing capabilities, a graphics supercomputer, a wide field-of-view color helmet mounted display (HMD), and an advanced fly-by-wire flight control system. The development methodology and the current status of the ANOE Flight Program are summarized, a description of the visionics system is provided, and the plans for the initial applications of the color HMD are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2218, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177362
Show Author Affiliations
William S. Hindson, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Chima E. Njaka, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Edwin W. Aiken, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Warren A. Barnhart, Kaiser Electronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2218:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Wendell Stephens; Loran A. Haworth, Editor(s)

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