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Human factors and safety considerations of night-vision systems flight using thermal imaging systems
Author(s): Clarence E. Rash; Robert W. Verona; John S. Crowley
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Paper Abstract

Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) must be lightweight, balanced and compatible with life support and head protection assemblies. This paper discusses the design of one particular HMS, the GEC Ferranti NITE-OP/NIGHTBIRD aviator's Night Vision Goggle (NVG) developed under contracts to the Ministry of Defence for all three services in the United Kingdom (UK) for Rotary Wing and fast jet aircraft. The existing equipment constraints, safety, human factor and optical performance requirements are discussed before the design solution is presented after consideration of these material and manufacturing options.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 1290, Helmet-Mounted Displays II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20962
Show Author Affiliations
Clarence E. Rash, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Robert W. Verona, U.S. Army Night Vision and Ele (United States)
John S. Crowley, U.S. Army Safety Ctr. (United States)


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

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