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7 June 1996 Monocular display validation for the dismounted soldier
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This paper describes a demonstration of monocular helmet/head mounted display (HMD) approaches conducted at Fort Benning, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab. The objective of the monocular demonstration was to explore soldier impressions of monocular HMD concepts relevant to the Generation II Soldier Systems (GEN II) program, and to do so in realistic field settings. Two monocular HMD prototypes were demonstrated to infantry soldiers in daylight, dusk, and night conditions. In general, soldiers found both see-through and look-around monocular HMD approaches to be acceptable, with perceptual differences in approaches most pronounced in daylight viewing. The look-around approach was associated with the best daylight visibility of the electronic display, while the see-through approach was associated with the best daylight visibility of the natural world. Soldier feedback on the acceptabilty of the various HMD configurations will allow the GEN II team to more adequately evaluate HMD design trades in the future.
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William F. Reinhart and Scott A. Nelson "Monocular display validation for the dismounted soldier", Proc. SPIE 2735, Head-Mounted Displays, (7 June 1996);


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