1 October 1990 Aim sight
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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.
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Ralph J. St. John, Ralph J. St. John, Bradley D. Purvis, Bradley D. Purvis, } "Aim sight", Proc. SPIE 1290, Helmet-Mounted Displays II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20972; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20972

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