26 January 2017 Application of large head-box aircraft transparency distortion measurement and compensation for improved cueing in helmet-mounted displays
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Abstract
See-through distortion can occur when a pilot looks through a curved aircraft transparency because of a weak lens effect. A helmet-mounted display (HMD) system must either compensate for this distortion or incur a distortion error in its total error budget. We describe a method for characterization of and compensation for aircraft transparency distortion, allowing for increased targeting accuracy and reduced binocular vergence errors from any position within a large head box. We present techniques for compensating for transparency distortion for the entire HMD head box and implications observed based on applying these techniques for A-10 and F-16 aircraft transparencies.
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Mark S. Fischler, Mark S. Fischler, Daniel Campbell, Daniel Campbell, Robert Atac, Robert Atac, Jim Melzer, Jim Melzer, "Application of large head-box aircraft transparency distortion measurement and compensation for improved cueing in helmet-mounted displays," Optical Engineering 56(5), 051403 (26 January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.5.051403 . Submission: Received: 28 September 2016; Accepted: 12 December 2016
Received: 28 September 2016; Accepted: 12 December 2016; Published: 26 January 2017
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