12 July 1999 Helmet-mounted displays in long-range-target visual acquisition
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Proceedings Volume 3689, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IV; (1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352828
Event: AeroSense '99, 1999, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
Aircrews have always sought a tactical advantage within the visual range (WVR) arena -- usually defined as 'see the opponent first.' Even with radar and interrogation foe/friend (IFF) systems, the pilot who visually acquires his opponent first has a significant advantage. The Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) equipped with a camera offers an opportunity to correct the problems with the previous approaches. By utilizing real-time image enhancement technique and feeding the image to the pilot on the HMD, the target can be visually acquired well beyond the range provided by the unaided eye. This paper will explore the camera and display requirements for such a system and place those requirements within the context of other requirements, such as weight.
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Donald F. Wilkins, "Helmet-mounted displays in long-range-target visual acquisition", Proc. SPIE 3689, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IV, (12 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352828; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.352828
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Cameras

Sensors

Visualization

Target detection

Target recognition

Head-mounted displays

Image resolution

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