21 May 2012 Systems engineering considerations in body-mounted sensing
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The desire to augment human performance with additional information and sensing capabilities remains great and is perhaps becoming even more desirable as witnessed by the recent initiation of a few large technology development programs. Considerable advances have been made recently on focal planes that could possibly be used in bodymounted sensing. Advances in optical technology yielded the potential for lighter and smaller objective and eyepiece lenses. However, the systems engineering implications of these new focal planes, optics, displays, and performance augmentation technologies have not been adequately considered. This paper will examine engineering trades in body-mounted sensing. Issues such as sensor resolution, the use of color, body supported loads, power, processing and computational power, along with offensive and defensive capabilities will be considered. A case for the replacement of traditional, piece-wise system development with integrated body-mounted system development will also be presented.
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Peter L. Marasco, Peter L. Marasco, } "Systems engineering considerations in body-mounted sensing", Proc. SPIE 8383, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVII; and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics VI, 838309 (21 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919670; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.919670


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