Pilotage Navigation Utilizing a Night-Vision System
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A field test was conducted to evaluate pilotage-navigation performance using a forward-looking infrared FLIR night-vision system. Two types of displays helmet-mounted and panel-mounted were used, each with three fields of view FOV narrow, 15 deg vertical x 20 deg horizontal medium, 30 deg vertical x 40 deg horizontal wide, 45 deg vertical x 60 deg horizontal. The results indicate that the wide FOV is more effective than either of the narrower FOVs. The future TADS system is proposed to have a horizontal FOV on the order of 40 deg the authors believe this will present serious problems in conducting pilotage navigation. The implications of these results are discussed.
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