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Human-machine interface issues in the use of helmet-mounted displays in short conjugate simulators
Author(s): James E. Melzer
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Paper Abstract

With the introduction of helmet-mounted displays (HMD) into modern aircraft, there is a desire on the part of pilot trainees to achieve a "look and feel" for the simulation environment similar to the real flight hardware. Given this requirement for high fidelity, it may be necessary to configure - or to perhaps re-configure - the HMD for a short conjugate viewing distance and to do so without causing eye strain or other adverse physiological effects. This paper will survey the human factors literature and provide an analysis on the visual construct issues of focus and vergence which - if not properly configured for the short conjugate simulator - could cause adverse effects, which can negatively affect training.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8041, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVI: Design and Applications, 804103 (10 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884310
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James E. Melzer, Rockwell Collins Optronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8041:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVI: Design and Applications
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig, Editor(s)

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