Accession Number : ADA255332


Title :   Advantages of Using a Projected Head-Up Display in a Flight Simulator


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 1991-Jun 1992


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Peppler, Philipp W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255332.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : When viewing a real planar image through an aircraft head-up display (HUD) focused for 'infinity,' diplopia and other related problems render the HUD useless as a training device. Future flight simulator visual displays are being developed with real planar image projections; therefore, this problem must be resolved. Past research into decollimating aircraft HUDs for real planar visual displays presented several solutions, but major side effects limited the tasks that could be trained with a decollimated HUD. Recent advances in projector and graphics technology have made projecting a real planar HUD an attractive solution. Projected HUD technology at Armstrong Laboratory, Aircrew Training Research Division, Williams AFB, Arizona is described. The advantages of using a projected HUD were investigated and are discussed. Advantages of using projected HUDs in simulators with a real planar visual display are numerous. Projected HUDs are undoubtedly a technology for tomorrow.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATORS , *HEAD UP DISPLAYS , SIMULATORS , SIMULATION , AIRCRAFT , TRAINING , FLIGHT CREWS , TRAINING DEVICES , PANELS , DIVISION , FLIGHT SIMULATION , COSTS , FLIGHT , IMAGES , GRAPHICS , LABORATORIES , ARIZONA


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Humanities and History
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE