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The Cobra helmet mounted display system for Gripen
Author(s): Jörgen Larsson; Tommy Blomqvist
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Paper Abstract

Selected to meet the stringent requirements of the Gripen swing-role combat aircraft, the Cobra Helmet Mounted Display System, has been integrated as a key component to the Gripen weapon delivery system. Saab Aerosystems has since 2003 together with BAE System been developing the Cobra HMD and in parallel integrating the system in Gripen for South Africa. Work is currently done to prepare other customer for the Cobra HMDS. This paper will highlight some technical challenges and experiences with integrating a HMDS in a small cockpit environment as in Gripen and present an overview of the Cobra HMD design and installation. Furthermore the paper will discuss the importance of having the pilots and users involved during the design phase and throughout the development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6955, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIII: Design and Applications, 695505 (3 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778442
Show Author Affiliations
Jörgen Larsson, Saab Aerosystems (Sweden)
Tommy Blomqvist, Saab Aerosystems (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6955:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIII: Design and Applications
Randall W. Brown; Peter L. Marasco; Thomas H. Harding; Sion A. Jennings, Editor(s)

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