Accession Number : ADA294342

Title :   The ANVIS Head-Up Display: An Analysis of its Application to Naval Helicopters.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Peters, Dean

PDF Url : ADA294342

Report Date : 28 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter pilots routinely utilize Night Vision Goggles to enhance visual capabilities during night operations. The Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) Head-Up Display (HUD), recently tested on the HH-60H Seahawk, provides the capability to display critical flight parameters to the pilots via goggle-mounted display units, thus minimizing headdown time in the cockpit. As more and more naval helicopter missions diversify to include CSAR and CSAR support' devices which effectively enhance night mission pilots. This HUE) system and critically analyzes its advantages and limitations for use in Naval helicopters. In addition, ANVIS HUD symbology is examined from a human factors perspective with recommendations for symbology design and placement.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT VISION DEVICES, *AVIATION GOGGLES, *HEAD UP DISPLAYS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, COCKPITS, NAVY, RESCUES, PILOTS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, HELICOPTERS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT, MISSIONS, SEARCHING, NIGHT, SYMBOLS, GOGGLES, SEARCH AND RESCUE, VISUAL ACUITY.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE