Accession Number:

AD0736818

Title:

Evaluation of an Airborne Audio-Video Recording System for Aircraft Equipped with Head-Up Display

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB WILLIAMS AFB AZ FLYING TRAINING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The objective of the project was to provide a low-cost, reliable audio-video recording system AVRS for aircraft equipped with Head-Up Display HUD that would be capable of recording both the external real world cues through the aircrafts forward windscreen as well as the symbology of the HUD projected on the aircrafts combining glass. The ultimate objective is a research program to assess audio-video recording in HUD-equipped aircraft as both technique for improvement of training and as a tool for pilot proficiency assessment. Two A-7D aircraft were fitted with an AVRS constructed from low- cost, commercial equipment with a good record of reliability. The equipment was modified to make it compatible with the aircraft and its flight environment. The system proved capable of recording the symbology on the HUD, as well as resolving ground targets at normal altitudes and slant ranges encountered in the training environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE