Accession Number : ADP003221

Title :   Visual Effects of F-16 Canopy/HUD (Head Up Display) Integration,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Genco,L. V.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Future fighter aircraft will be fitted with Wide Field of View Head Up Displays (WFOV HUDs), and probably, curved windscreens. Initial flight tests with a WFOV LANTIRN HUD in an F-16 fighter resulted in test pilots complaining of several visually related problems. One of the complaints was of double vision -- either two aiming symbols or two targets were seen when the pilot kept both eyes open. Other complaints included those of blurred images and a change in depth perception when looking through the HUD-canopy combination. This paper is a report of some of the work done by the Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in an attempt to determine both the source of the problem and possible solutions.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft canopies, *Visual perception, Images, Sources, Determination, Problem solving, Fighter aircraft, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE