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1 October 1990 Development of an aviator's helmet-mounted night-vision goggle system
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Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) must be lightweight, balanced and compatible with life support and head protection assemblies. This paper discusses the design of one particular HMS, the GEC Ferranti NITE-OP/NIGHTBIRD aviator's Night Vision Goggle (NVG) developed under contracts to the Ministry of Defence for all three services in the United Kingdom (UK) for Rotary Wing and fast jet aircraft. The existing equipment constraints, safety, human factor and optical performance requirements are discussed before the design solution is presented after consideration of these material and manufacturing options.
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Gerry H. Wilson and Robert J. McFarlane "Development of an aviator's helmet-mounted night-vision goggle system", Proc. SPIE 1290, Helmet-Mounted Displays II, (1 October 1990);


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