Accession Number : ADA301142

Title :   Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System HUD: An Analysis of It's Applications to Naval Helicopters.

Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum,

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

Personal Author(s) : Peters, D.

PDF Url : ADA301142

Report Date : 16 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

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) 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 head-down time in the cockpit. As more and more Naval helicopter missions diversify to include CSAR and CSAR support, devices which effectively enhance night mission performance should be made available to the mission pilots. This report describes the developmental testing results of the ANVIS HUD 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. AVIATOR'S NIGHT VISION IMAGING SYSTEM HUD

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

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE