Accession Number : ADA311400

Title :   Assessment Methodology for Integrated Helmet and Display Systems in Rotary-Wing Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Rash, Clarence E. ; Mozo, Ben T. ; McLean, William E. ; McEntire, B. J. ; Haley, Joseph L., Jr

PDF Url : ADA311400

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 242

Abstract : The U.S. Army is moving towards a trend of using helmet mounted displays in all rotary-wing aircraft. Such devices are integrated systems consisting of the basic helmet, an optical display, eye protection, and a head tracker. This report provides a comprehensive methodology for testing all aspects of such integrated helmet and display systems. The assessment methodology encompasses both laboratory and in-flight evaluations. The major evaluation areas for the laboratory assessment are optical/visual, biodynamic, and acoustical. The in-flight evaluation assesses flight performance and logistical supportability. In addition, human factors and safety issues are addressed.

Descriptors :   *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, METHODOLOGY, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, LABORATORY TESTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, TRACKING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EYE SAFETY, INFLIGHT, PROTECTION, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE