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Low-cost helmet-mounted cueing system for A-10C
Author(s): Robert Atac
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Paper Abstract

Pilots identified an off-boresight cueing capability as one of the most urgently needed upgrades to the A-10C Weapon System. The currently fielded JHMCS appeared cost prohibitive, driving the need for a new solution that could provide day/night cueing capabilities. Gentex Visionix and Lockheed Martin Systems Integration initiated an accelerated development program that delivered an affordable system (Scorpion HMCS) to the Air Force for flight test, within a twelve month period. In addition to providing the required cueing capabilities, this new system displays color symbology and sensor video. Operational Utility Evaluation flight tests were performed on an A-10C aircraft by the ANG and AFRC Test Center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7326, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications, 732608 (1 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818398
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Robert Atac, Gentex Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7326:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig; Sion A. Jennings; Thomas H. Harding, Editor(s)

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