10 June 1994 Rotorcraft aircrew systems concepts airborne laboratory (RASCAL) helmet-mounted display flight research
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The Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory (RASCAL) is a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter that is being modified by the US Army and NASA for flight systems research. One of the objectives of the research is to develop and integrate technologies for Automated Nap-of-the Earth (ANOE) flight. The principal elements of this system include video imaging sensors, advanced real-time image processing capabilities, a graphics supercomputer, a wide field-of-view color helmet mounted display (HMD), and an advanced fly-by-wire flight control system. The development methodology and the current status of the ANOE Flight Program are summarized, a description of the visionics system is provided, and the plans for the initial applications of the color HMD are presented.
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William S. Hindson, Chima E. Njaka, Edwin W. Aiken, Warren A. Barnhart, "Rotorcraft aircrew systems concepts airborne laboratory (RASCAL) helmet-mounted display flight research", Proc. SPIE 2218, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177362; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177362
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Head-mounted displays

Control systems

Imaging systems

Optical sensors

Real time image processing

Video

Video processing

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