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Day/night ANVIS/HUD-24 (day HUD) flight test and pilot evaluations
Author(s): Zvi Yona; Ben Weiser; Oded Hamburger
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Paper Abstract

The Day/Night ANVIS/HUD-24 gives pilots the ultimate head-out flight solution: 24-hour operational capability from a single integrated system. The basic integrated system combines the standard Night Vision Goggle (NVG) image with vital aircraft flight and navigation information, currently operational on over 4500 helicopters worldwide. Introducing the new Day HUD add-on module the same flight information is displayed for day use. The Day Head Up Display (HUD) is an add-on, complimentary to the basic night ANVIS/HUD system (AN/AVS-7). A lightweight optical module enhancing the day flight operation is designed to allow utility and reconnaissance helicopter day-mission operation by providing complete daytime head-out flight information. This add-on unit enhances flight safety, maximizes tactical survivability, and increases situational awareness during critical landing and takeoff phases. The Day HUD offers a unique 25° field-of-view, monocular, see-through flight information display. It mounts directly to the standard NVG mounting, incorporating a state of the art AMLCD flat panel display, high brightness solid-state backlight and compact optics resulting in a high contrast, high visibility display. The Day HUD test and evaluation program included extensive man-machine interface tests and numerous flight test aircraft in more than six separate countries. This paper will also address flight training, customer acceptance and expand on these findings and observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5442, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IX: Technologies and Applications, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543440
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Zvi Yona, Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Ben Weiser, EFW, Inc. (United States)
Oded Hamburger, Elbit Systems Ltd (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5442:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IX: Technologies and Applications
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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