Accession Number:

ADP006405

Title:

Attitude Maintenance Using an Off-Boresight Helmet-Mounted Virtual Display

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Helmet-mounted displays HMDs enable flight information to be displayed within the Pilots field-of-view. regardless of head position in the cockpit. The present research initiates the investigation of an off-boresight HMD OBHMD. which appears when the pilots head position is greater than 20- degrees from the aircrafts boresight. Nine subjects flew a simulated, low- level, high-speed, airborne surveillance reconnaissance mission. while monitoring a hostile adversary aircraft. The results indicate pilots were able to spend more time and look further offboresight with an OBHMD than without one. In addition. missions with an OBHMD produced fewer terrain impacts. This research effort has demonstrated the promising performance benefits an OBHMD affords, as well as the need for further research to optimize OBHMD symbology.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE