Accession Number:

ADA018332

Title:

Design of an Optical Link for a Side-Mounted Helmet Display Using Off-the-Shelf Lenses.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The Helmet-Mounted Display HMD is a primary component of a Visually-Coupled System VCS. Commercially available optical links for the HMDs are available but expensive. Ray-tracing techniques were employed to investigate the possibility of using off-the-shelf lenses in an optical link. Four inexpensive, simple-magnifier systems were designed and evaluated with a new device, the HMD optical test instrument. The theory of geometric optics limits such an optical to the simple-magnifier systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE