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HMD fast jet flying test results
Author(s): Stefan Becker; Peter Sandl
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Paper Abstract

The Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system has several advantages in comparison with other displays used in the aeroplane. For example, no matter in which direction the pilot looks he always can see relevant flight data. Another point is the support of the pilot by projecting sensor pictures on the visor, especially increasing the pilot's view during night flights by an overlaid FLIR picture on the visor. The weapon delivery is faster and easier assisted by the displayed symbology and the tracking system. It is possible to lock a missile without the necessity of flight maneuvers. In more than 20 night flights on a Tornado Trainer seven different test pilows have tested a binocular HMD prototype. The helmet has been proved in ergonomic aspects, readibility and visibility of the stroke symbology and an overlaid sensor flights. There are great weaknesses for example in ergonomic aspects. The final result of the tests is that the system is not yet ready for series production. There are some important points that much be overworked, especially with the view to an application in fast jets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2000
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4023, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2000, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389354
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Becker, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (Germany)
Peter Sandl, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4023:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2000
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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