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Effect on vision of light scatter from HMD visors and aircraft windscreens
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Paper Abstract

The amount of scattered light, or haze, typically increases as transparent materials age, wear, become dirty, or become scratched from cleaning. Light scattered from scratched aircraft transparencies, such as windscreen, head-up-display combiners, and helmet visors, can potentially reduce pilot visual performance and reduce target detection range. Presented in this paper are the results of an investigation of light scattered from transparencies exhibiting different levels of wear and surface damage. Two methods of measuring scattered light are compared. Visual performance under conditions of white light scatter relevant to the use of helmet-mounted displays in the cockpit is also examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3689, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IV, (12 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352817
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Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
H. Lee Task, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3689:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IV
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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