Accession Number : ADA018332
Title : Design of an Optical Link for a Side-Mounted Helmet Display Using Off-the-Shelf Lenses.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Larkins,James T.
Report Date : MAR 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 109
Abstract : The Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) is a primary component of a Visually-Coupled System (VCS). Commercially available optical links for the HMDs are available but expensive. Ray-tracing techniques were employed to investigate the possibility of using 'off-the-shelf' lenses in an optical link. Four inexpensive, simple-magnifier systems were designed and evaluated with a new device, the HMD optical test instrument. The theory of geometric optics limits such an optical to the simple-magnifier systems.
Descriptors : *Electrooptics, *Display systems, Helmets, Optical equipment, Magnifiers, Ray tracing, Coupling(Interaction), Optical lenses, Test equipment, Theses
Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE