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HMD digital night vision system for fixed wing fighters
Author(s): Bobby D. Foote
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Paper Abstract

Digital night sensor technology offers both advantages and disadvantages over standard analog systems. As the digital night sensor technology matures and disadvantages are overcome, the transition away from analog type sensors will increase with new programs. In response to this growing need RCEVS is actively investing in digital night vision systems that will provide the performance needed for the future. Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems of America continue to invest in digital night technology and have completed laboratory, ground and preliminary flight testing to evaluate the important key factors for night vision. These evaluations have led to a summary of the maturity of the digital night capability and status of the key performance gap between analog and digital systems. Introduction of Digital Night Vision Systems can be found in the roadmap of future fixed wing and rotorcraft programs beginning in 2015. This will bring a new set of capabilities to the pilot that will enhance his abilities to perform night operations with no loss of performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8735, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVIII: Design and Applications, 87350D (16 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018104
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Bobby D. Foote, Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8735:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVIII: Design and Applications
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig, Editor(s)

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