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Requirements of an HMS/D for a night-flying helicopter
Author(s): Hans-Dieter Viktor Boehm; R. Schranner
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Paper Abstract

Helicopter pilots prefer for the night-flying tasks a combination of electro-optical sensors with different physical principles in the Infra-Red (IR) and in the near IR spectrum: Thermal Imager (TI or FLIR), Night Vision Goggles (NVG) or Low Light Level Television (LLLTV) . The limits of these three sensors are in extreme darkness with less than 1 mLux illumination or in heavy rain, fog or snow with temperature differences below 0.1 K or with cross-over effects respectively. The development goal for the near future should be an integrated, lightweight helmet h a binocular display on the visor providing two or three sensor images. The paper describes operational requirements, human engineering aspects and the requirements of an integrated light-weight helmet with two NVG-tubes and two CRTs to display superimposed NVG and TI images with flight symbologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1290, Helmet-Mounted Displays II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20958
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Hans-Dieter Viktor Boehm, Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)
R. Schranner, Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1290:
Helmet-Mounted Displays II
Ronald J. Lewandowski, Editor(s)

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