Accession Number:

ADA013838

Title:

Binocular Rivalry in Helmet-Mounted Display Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Apr 73-Aug 74

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA DISPLAY SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE