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Advanced helmet vision system (AHVS) integrated night vision helmet mounted display (HMD)
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Paper Abstract

Gentex Corporation, under contract to Naval Air Systems Command (AIR 4.0T), designed the Advanced Helmet Vision System to provide aircrew with 24-hour, visor-projected binocular night vision and HMD capability. AHVS integrates numerous key technologies, including high brightness Light Emitting Diode (LED)-based digital light engines, advanced lightweight optical materials and manufacturing processes, and innovations in graphics processing software. This paper reviews the current status of miniaturization and integration with the latest two-part Gentex modular helmet, highlights the lessons learned from previous AHVS phases, and discusses plans for qualification and flight testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8383, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVII; and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics VI, 838304 (26 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919696
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Todd Ashcraft, Gentex Corp. (United States)
Robert Atac, Gentex Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8383:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVII; and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics VI
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig; Daniel D. Desjardins; Kalluri R. Sarma, Editor(s)

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