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Head-up displays and helmet-mounted displays: a comparison of accuracy and integrity
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Paper Abstract

There is a view that the cockpit of the future might be configured without a Head Up Display (HUD) and that the HUD functions will be replaced by a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). This paper compares the two display types and examines the obstacles to establishing an HMD as a Primary Flight Instrument. The conclusion is that the accuracy of either display with 'dumb' weapons is comparable at low level, but neither is adequate at high level. The integrity of an HMD is deemed inadequate at present.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397774
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Christopher T. Bartlett, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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