Accession Number:

ADA255332

Title:

Advantages of Using a Projected Head-Up Display in a Flight Simulator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1991-Jun 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

When viewing a real planar image through an aircraft head-up display HUD focused for infinity, diplopia and other related problems render the HUD useless as a training device. Future flight simulator visual displays are being developed with real planar image projections therefore, this problem must be resolved. Past research into decollimating aircraft HUDs for real planar visual displays presented several solutions, but major side effects limited the tasks that could be trained with a decollimated HUD. Recent advances in projector and graphics technology have made projecting a real planar HUD an attractive solution. Projected HUD technology at Armstrong Laboratory, Aircrew Training Research Division, Williams AFB, Arizona is described. The advantages of using a projected HUD were investigated and are discussed. Advantages of using projected HUDs in simulators with a real planar visual display are numerous. Projected HUDs are undoubtedly a technology for tomorrow.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Humanities and History
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE