Binocular Rivalry in Helmet-Mounted Display Applications
Final technical rept. Apr 73-Aug 74
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA DISPLAY SYSTEMS DEPT
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A research program was conducted to determine the relationships between helmet-mounted display HMD design parameters and binocular rivalry. A screening study which investigated 12 parameters was then conducted to determine which parameters affected binocular rivalry with HMDs. A parametric study was next conducted to establish functional relationships between HMD parameters and binocular rivalry for the parameters identified in the screening study to have a major impact on binocular rivalry. The final laboratory study was a validation study which compared selected HMD system configurations in realistic HMD and non-HMD tasks for binocular rivalry effects. The image quality analysis evaluated the effects of ambient illumination, display luminance, combiner transparency, and angular display subtense on HMD video image quality using modulation transfer function analysis techniques.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems