Accession Number : AD0916572

Title :   Proceedings of a Symposium on Visually Coupled Systems: Development and Application, Held at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas 8 - 9 - 10 November 1972,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL DIV BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Birt, Joseph A. ; Task, Harry L.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 622

Abstract : This first VCS symposium was sponsored by the Air Force System Command's Aerospace Medical Division (AMD) at Brooks AFB, Texas, and by AMD's laboratory which has promoted Air Force VCS development and application work, the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Participants and papers from DOD agencies and industry brought together the major VCS ideas as of November 1972. A visually-coupled system integrates the natural visual and motor skills of an operator with the machine he is controlling. The VCS operator visually searches for, finds, and tracks an object of interest. His line-of-sight is measured and used to aim sensors and/or weapons toward the object. Information related to his visual/motor task from sensors, weapons, or central data sources is fed back directly to his vision by special displays so as to enhance his task performance. Currently a helmet-mounted sight (HMS) is used to measure head position and line-of-sight and a helmet-mounted display (HMD) is used to feed back information to the eye. R and D efforts are underway to reduce size, weight, and increase the performance of future VCS devices. Such advanced VCS concepts as eye position sensing/control and dual field of view sensors/displays are being explored for future improved man-machine integration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HEAD UP DISPLAYS), (*HELMETS, (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, HELMETS), (*SYMPOSIA, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SIGHTS, OPTICAL TRACKING, TARGET ACQUISITION, PILOTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, HELICOPTERS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, OPTICS, ELECTROOPTICS, ULTRASONIC RADIATION, HOLOGRAPHY, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Optics

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