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Breaking down the barriers of cockpit metal in magnetic head tracking
Author(s): John N. Hericks; Michael J. Parise; E. Jack Wier
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Paper Abstract

Application of technology for head-slaved pointing of imaging and weapons systems has been employed in military cockpits for many years. As the sophistication of the aircraft systems increases and the dynamics of the operational needs of head-slaved systems become more complex, a technology that meets this challenging need is required. A technology that appears to answer this need is magnetic head tracking. However, even magnetic technology with its low latency, high dynamic performance, and solid-state reliability has fundamental issues that complicate its introduction into the challenging environment of the aircraft cockpit. This paper addresses the barriers commonly associated with the technology and discusses the results of a new-generation magnetic-based head tracker that breaks down and removes these barriers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2735, Head-Mounted Displays, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241888
Show Author Affiliations
John N. Hericks, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Parise, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
E. Jack Wier, Honeywell Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2735:
Head-Mounted Displays
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Wendell Stephens; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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