Accession Number : ADP003157

Title :   Overview of HUD (Head-Up Display) Optical Designs,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Lee,R. D.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The Head-Up Display (HUD) and the new technologies being applied to it continue to receive great attention by people considering the functioning of fighter and attack aircraft cockpits. The subject has also received its fair share of attention over the last two years at NAECON as well. Berry and Byrd (1981) described the wide field of view (FOV) HUD being developed as part of the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) program. Gard (1982) gave a presentation which described the different roles of diffraction optics as used in HUDS and relatively new optical designs which achieve a wider FOV. This discussion summarizes the material covered by these two papers and serves to form a common basis of understanding of the various HUD technologies. The important features highlighted here figure prominently in the discussions which follow.

Descriptors :   *Head up displays, *Optics, Systems engineering, Optical properties, Cockpits, Fighter aircraft, Attack aircraft, Line of sight, Wide angles, Low altitude, Navigation, Targeting, Night, Infrared equipment, Diffraction, Collimators, Refraction, Reflection, Man machine systems, Reports

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE