Accession Number : ADA319150

Title :   RAH-66 Comanche Health Hazard and Performance Issues for the Helmet Integrated Display and Sighting System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Rash, Clarence E. ; Mozo, Ben T. ; McEntire, B. J. ; Licina, Joseph R.

PDF Url : ADA319150

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The helmet integrated and display sighting system (HIDSS) is a combination of a protective helmet, helmet mounted display (HMD), and helmet mounted sighting system. It is planned for use in the Army's next generation reconnaissance/attack helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche. In 1986 and 1988, USAARL developed and published guidelines for addressing potential health hazard issues with the HIDSS. The most recent version of these guidelines was USAARL LR 88-4-21-1O, 'Revision for the health hazard issues in the MIDSS.' This paper is a further revision of these issues. In addition to recommendations provided for performance in the areas of biodynamics, optics/vision, and acoustics, a number of safety and training issues are discussed.

Descriptors :   *ATTACK HELICOPTERS, *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, OPTICS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, HAZARDS, HEALTH, SAFETY, ACOUSTICS, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT HELMETS, BIODYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE