Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Compatibility and Visibility of the F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program (CCIP) Common Color Multi-Function Display (CCMFD)
Interim rept. Nov 2000-Feb 2001
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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After preliminary operational testing of the Honeywell F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program CCIP Common Color Multi-Function Display CCMFD, a display intended to incorporate color into night vision imaging system NVIS compatible cockpits, some observers felt that the CCMFD did not present video with the same level of detail in NVIS mode as seen in daytime mode. It was also believed that the CCMFD might be interfering with vision through night vision goggles NVGs, noticeably reducing visual acuity. In addition, pilots wearing NVGs felt that the display was too dim to easily read under certain conditions after prolonged NVG exposure. To address these concerns, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate, AFRLHECV, ran a series of tests with the assistance of the F-16 SPO, the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Test Center AATCDO, Honeywell, and Lockheed-Martin, to assess the NVIS compatibility and legibility of the CCMFD in its NVIS mode. This paper documents both the results of this testing and an analysis of subjective comments made by observers during a demonstration of the display under the suspect conditions noted by AATCDO.