28 August 2002 Considerations of a head-up display field of view
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This study arose because of a perception that a larger horizontal field of view for a Head Up Display installed in a civil transport was automatically better. There is a lack of scientific analysis to confirm or deny this view. The study addresses three situations: -Crosswind Landings, Curved Approaches and Runway Exit Angle and each situation is assess with three HUD FoV's. It was found that the Crosswind situation was limited by the aircraft landing restrictions not HUD Field of View. The curved approaches gave a more mixed conclusion but in general the time that the glidescope was within the FoV was not significantly enhanced with a 40degree FoV HUD compared to the nominal 36degree. The runway exit angle analysis showed that alternative means must be found to show the turn-off point rather than reliance on the FoV.
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Christopher T. Bartlett, Christopher T. Bartlett, Michael L. Busbridge, Michael L. Busbridge, Olly T. Horton, Olly T. Horton, } "Considerations of a head-up display field of view", Proc. SPIE 4712, Cockpit Displays IX: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480961; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480961
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