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Human factors issues in the development of helmet-mounted displays for tactical fixed-wing aircraft
Author(s): James M. Barnaba
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Paper Abstract

There are many human factors issues that should be considered when designing a helmet mounted display for use in high speed aircraft with ejection seats. The Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Program Office, with support from the Armstrong Laboratory and the Naval Air Warfare Center, has been studying many of these issues and is able to report several findings in the areas of anthropometry, limitations in head movement, helmet stability under high gravity forces and mass properties. This paper serves to summarize the findings of the program office in these areas. The paper will include highlights of several studies that have involved anthropometric data manipulation, 3D head scans, and testing of manikin and human subjects in static and dynamic cockpit environment simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3058, Head-Mounted Displays II, (18 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276633
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James M. Barnaba, ASC/SMYC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3058:
Head-Mounted Displays II
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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