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Results from simulation and flight testing of a HMD/FLIR system at Daimler-Benz Aerospace
Author(s): Alexander J. Rumpf; Jurgen Heibei; Franz Koehl
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Paper Abstract

Daimler-Benz Aerospace's Military Aircraft Division has investigated a HMD system in combination with a moveable FLIR integrated into a TORNADO fighter aircraft. That study was performed under a contract of the German MoD Research and Technology Program. The aim was to assess the systems suitability for enhancing situational awareness at night and for ground target acquisition and to deduct a specification for in series applications. For this purpose a low cost simulation environment was set up at Dasa and successfully used for system test, new symbol format development and evaluation, ergonomic assessment and initial pilot familiarization. Flight tests were conducted first in the rear cockpit of the TORNADO combat aircraft and later on in the front cockpit by test pilots from the German Official Test Center and from German Air Force and Navy tactical evaluation groups. Findings from simulation and flight testing in terms of ergonomic, flight medical, physiological and operation aspects will be reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2465, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements II, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209745
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander J. Rumpf, Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Germany)
Jurgen Heibei, Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Germany)
Franz Koehl, Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2465:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements II
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Wendell Stephens; Loran A. Haworth, Editor(s)

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