Accession Number : ADA487563


Title :   Development of a Night Vision Goggle Heads-Up Display for Paratrooper Guidance


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Ontiveros, Fernando


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a487563.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 140


Abstract : This thesis provides the proof of concept for the development and implementation of a Global Positioning System (GPS) display via Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Heads-Up Display (HUD) for paratroopers. The system has been designed for soldiers who will be able to utilize the technology in the form of a processing system worn in an ammo pouch and displayed via NVG HUD as a tunnel in the sky. The tunnel in the sky display design is essentially a series of boxes displayed within the goggle's HUD leading the paratrooper to the desired Landing Zone (LZ). The algorithm developed is effective and efficient in order to receive GPS sensor data, correlate head-tracking data, and display the combined information in the paratrooper's NVG HUD as the tunnel in the sky. The primary goal of the project is to provide a product which allows Special Operations personnel to reach a desired LZ in obscured visibility conditions, i.e. darkness, clouds, smoke, and other unforeseen situations. This allows missions to be carried out around the clock, even in adverse visibility conditions which would normally halt operations.


Descriptors :   *NIGHT VISION DEVICES , *HEAD UP DISPLAYS , *PARATROOPERS , GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , GUIDANCE , LANDING , SKY , GOGGLES , THESES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , ALGORITHMS


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE