30 October 1992 Helmet-mounted display for the night attack mission
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Proceedings Volume 1695, Helmet-Mounted Displays III; (1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131951
Event: Aerospace Sensing, 1992, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
The U.S. Army's AH64 Apache helicopter performance during the Panama invasion and Desert Storm has silenced years of skeptical speculation regarding the utility of a visually coupled helmet-mounted display (HMD) in combat. Unfortunately, in the fixed wing community, pilot night vision is limited to viewing a I-HiD for FLIR imagery or image intensification (12) from a helmet mounted goggle. Presently, restricted visual freedom and high head/neck ejection safety risks are accepted penalties for operating at night. Full visual freedom during night missions is a feature not yet afforded to any U.S. military fighter aircraft. This paper will focus specifically on a candidate HMD system for the night attack mission. Included are trade-off discussions relative to several specific design decisions.
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Robert J. Whitcraft, "Helmet-mounted display for the night attack mission", Proc. SPIE 1695, Helmet-Mounted Displays III, (30 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131951; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.131951
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