Accession Number : ADA116026

Title :   The AIDS/F-18 Diffractive HUD.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Oct 78-31 Mar 82,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Green,Harold

PDF Url : ADA116026

Report Date : 01 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The Human Factors Engineering Division (HFE) of the Aircraft and Crew Systems Technology Directorate (ACSTD) at the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) is currently engaged in the evaluation of a diffractive optics Head-Up Display (HUD). This Advanced Integrated Display System (AIDS) HUD employs a state-of-the-art diffraction-optic or holographic combiner, and represents the first such system configured for use in a high performance Naval aircraft (F/A-18). The Hughes Aircraft Co. (HAC) of El Segundo, Cal., under the technical direction of HFE at NADC, has developed the AIDS HUD in a three year incremental effort commencing October 1978. The HUD equipment delivered under Contract N62269-78-C-0232 consisted of one pilot's display unit (PDU), a spare holographic combiner, and a spare CRT/deflection yoke.

Descriptors :   *Head up displays, *Display systems, *Electronic combiners, Holography, Optical lenses, Optical equipment components, Diffraction, Cathode Ray Tubes, Deflection, Integrated systems, Jet fighters

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE