Interim-Night Integrated Goggle Head Tracking System (I-Nights). Volume 1. Ground Test Summary
Final rept. Dec 1990-Aug 1991
BALL AEROSPACE SYSTEMS GROUP FAIRBORN OH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DIV
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Helmet-Mounted displays HMDs and Night Vision Goggles NVGs are being developed for military aircrews. NVGs use image intensifier tubes to amplify ambient starlight thereby enhancing nighttime operations. HMDs present sensor video infrared, low light TV, etc. and critical mission data flight information, weapon status, threat situation directly to the crew members eyes. The information remains within his field-of-view no matter where he tums his head. This permits traditional head-down tasks to be performed in a head-up mode. However, placing HMDNVG technology on the helmet is not a simple task. Many safety related and human, factors issues must be considered. The United States Air Forces Interim-Night Integrated goggle and Head Tracking System I- NIGHTS Program addressed many of the safety and human factors issues while testing three I-NIGHTS Helmet designs. Testing had two primary objectives a to quantify system performance b to identify and quantify the risks of using HMDNVGs on military aircraft and c investigate human factors related issues. This report summarizes the I-NIGHTS program, testing, and results.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors