1 October 1990 Design and flight testing of an electronic visibility system
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Providing pilots with direct external visibility may not be possible or desireable in the next generation of aircraft. The drive to increase performance will result in highly swept, low drag forebody designs inconsistent with forward looking windows. Future tactical aircraft may have to enclose pilots in windowless cockpits in order to protect them from threats. Visibility as a design variable is not a new problem, but the solutions of the past have often been brute force approaches that impart significant weight penalties on vehicle design. This paper discusses the design and flight testing of an electronic visibility system concept developed by McDonnell Douglas that provides a low weight, high reliability, flexible alternative approach to providing pilots with external vision.
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Mark S. Rolwes, Mark S. Rolwes, "Design and flight testing of an electronic visibility system", Proc. SPIE 1290, Helmet-Mounted Displays II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20959; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20959


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