8 September 2004 Flight simulator evaluation of display media devices for synthetic vision concepts
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The Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS) Project of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Aviation Safety Program (AvSP) is striving to eliminate poor visibility as a causal factor in aircraft accidents as well as enhance operational capabilities of all aircraft. To accomplish these safety and capacity improvements, the SVS concept is designed to provide a clear view of the world around the aircraft through the display of computer-generated imagery derived from an onboard database of terrain, obstacle, and airport information. Display media devices with which to implement SVS technology that have been evaluated so far within the Project include fixed field of view head up displays and head down Primary Flight Displays with pilot-selectable field of view. A simulation experiment was conducted comparing these display devices to a fixed field of view, unlimited field of regard, full color Helmet-Mounted Display system. Subject pilots flew a visual circling maneuver in IMC at a terrain-challenged airport. The data collected for this experiment is compared to past SVS research studies.
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Jarvis James Arthur, Jarvis James Arthur, Steven P. Williams, Steven P. Williams, Lawrence J. Prinzel, Lawrence J. Prinzel, Lynda J. Kramer, Lynda J. Kramer, Randall E. Bailey, Randall E. Bailey, } "Flight simulator evaluation of display media devices for synthetic vision concepts", Proc. SPIE 5442, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays IX: Technologies and Applications, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541387; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.541387
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