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Author(s): Ralph J. St. John; Bradley D. Purvis
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Paper Abstract

The Harry G. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (AAMPL) has, since its inception, been chartered to iriprove the Man-Machine Interface (MMI) of Air Force Systems. Included in these systems are man-rwunted systems such as oxygen masks, flight suits, helmets, goggles, etc. It should therefore come as no surprise that AAMRL has been conducting research on Helmet Mounted Displays/Sights (HMD/S) for some time, our Visually Coupled Airborne Systems Simulator (VCASS) being one exaiple. Most of MMRL ' s Helmet Mounted Display (I-MD) research has been targeted toward fighter and attack aircraft including attack helicopters such as the Apache AH-64. HMD design rationale for fighter and attack aircraft is "if you can see the enenrj fi rst , you can shoot them before they shoot you. " This application is adequate for these types of aircraft, but serves no real pirpose for transport or bomber aircraft that have very little or no lethal defensive capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1290, Helmet-Mounted Displays II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20972
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph J. St. John, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Re (United States)
Bradley D. Purvis, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Re (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1290:
Helmet-Mounted Displays II
Ronald J. Lewandowski, Editor(s)

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