1 May 2007 Head tracker evaluation utilizing the dynamic tracker test fixture
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Abstract
In military aviation, head tracker technologies have become increasingly important to track the pilot's head position and orientation, allowing the user to quickly interact with the operational environment. This technology allows the pilot to quickly acquire items of interest and see Fighter Data Link type information. Acquiring the target on a helmet-mounted tracker/display which can automatically slew a weapon's seeker is far more efficient than having to point at the target with the nose of the aircraft as previously required for the heads-up display (HUD) type of target acquisition. The United States Air Force (USAF) has used and evaluated a variety of helmet-mounted trackers for incorporation into their high performance aircrafts. The Dynamic Tracker Test Fixture (DTTF) was designed by the Helmet-Mounted Sensory Technology (HMST) laboratory to accurately measure rotation in one plane both static and dynamic conditions for the purpose of evaluating the accuracy of head trackers, including magnetic, inertial, and optical trackers. This paper describes the design, construction, capabilities, limitations, and performance of the DTTF.
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Judson La Moure Shattuck, Judson La Moure Shattuck, Vincent M. Parisi, Vincent M. Parisi, Arryn J. Smerdon, Arryn J. Smerdon, } "Head tracker evaluation utilizing the dynamic tracker test fixture", Proc. SPIE 6557, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XII: Design and Applications, 655706 (1 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722508; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.722508
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