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A history of helmet mounted displays
Author(s): Bob Foote; James Melzer
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Paper Abstract

In more than 40 years of development, the Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) has become a key part of the equipment for fixed and rotary wing pilots and ground soldiers, proving to be a force multiplier and reducing user workload. Rockwell Collins has been a key player in the development of modern HMD technology and is currently fielding major HMDs supporting pilots around the world including the Joint Hemet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and Strike Eye. This paper will outline the history of HMDs over the last 40 years for fixed wing, rotorcraft and soldiers and discuss Rockwell Collins’ role. We will discuss the development and testing required for introduction of HMDs into the modern pilot environment. Within the paper we will point out some of the misconceptions, facts and legends of HMDS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9470, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IX; and Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XX, 94700T (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181337
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Bob Foote, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
James Melzer, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9470:
Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IX; and Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XX
Daniel D. Desjardins; Kalluri R. Sarma; Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig, Editor(s)

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