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