22 May 1995 Helmet trackers: the future
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In parallel with the development of Helmet Mounted Displays, significant development work has been focused on systems to track and accurately measure the orientation and position of aircrew helmets within the cockpit of military aircraft (fixed and rotary wing). Such systems have wide application in both the commercial and military environments. Two different types of Helmet Tracker Systems are discussed both of which have been selected for major European aircraft programs, one for fast jet and one for rotary wing. The fast jet system utilizes optical techniques and the rotary wing system is electromagnetic. The development of one system is traced from initial concept, through prototype system development and flight test, and how the lessons learned have now been applied to the production system configuration. The paper also provides a review of the basic design requirements that are peculiar to each system.
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Alexander A. Cameron, Alexander A. Cameron, Simon Trythall, Simon Trythall, Anthony M. Barton, Anthony M. Barton, "Helmet trackers: the future", Proc. SPIE 2465, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements II, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209748; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209748
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