Accession Number : AD0775993

Title :   An Evaluation of the Honeywell 7A Helmet-Mounted Display in Comparison with a Panel Display: Target Detection Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Task,Harry L. ; Hornseth,John P.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Target detection performance of two groups of eight subjects was compared. Subjects of one group wore the Honeywell Model 7A helmet-mounted display (HMD). A Hewlett-Packard Model panel display was used to present the imagery to the subjects of the other group. A 16mm movie projector and a TV camera were used to present the twenty-two target runs to terrain board imagery simulating inflight target search and detection. Performance scores obtained were average slant range to detection and number of correction identifications. Although performance (slant range and hits) with the panel display was slightly better than performance with the HMD, the difference in performance was not statistically significant. Implications for HMD design and evaluation are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Helmets, *Target detection, *Performance(Human), Searching, Simulation, Motion pictures, Television cameras, Analysis of variance, Panels

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE