Accession Number : ADA293612

Title :   Synthetic Terrain Imagery for Helmet-Mounted Display. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 92-1 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : Corwin, Bill ; Whillock, Rand ; Groat, Jeff

PDF Url : ADA293612

Report Date : 15 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : In order to aggressively maneuver an aircraft at low altitude, the pilot must be aware of his attitude as well as the elevation of the surrounding terrain. Low altitude tactical maneuvering is difficult during day operations but becomes nearly impossible at night without an effective night attack system. A system that generates a terrain image from onboard data without the use of sensors would be valuable day or night under all weather conditions. Having a terrain image produced on a Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) will provide a terrain reference wherever the pilot is looking, thus allowing for more aggressive tactical maneuvering at night. Therefore, with the advent of HMD technology, along with the ability to store a digital terrain data base on tactical aircraft, this capability can be realized. The overall objective of this program is to enhance tactical operations by utilizing a digital terrain system data base to generate a Synthetic Terrain Image(STI) on an HMD.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT FLIGHT, *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, DATA BASES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MANEUVERABILITY, DETECTORS, NIGHT WARFARE, OPTICAL IMAGES, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, ELEVATION, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, ONBOARD, ALL WEATHER, LOW ALTITUDE.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE