Accession Number : ADP003481

Title :   A Laser Image Generation System for Helicopter Nap-of-the-Earth Flight Training,

Corporate Author : SINGER CO BINGHAMTON NY LINK FLIGHT SIMULATION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Tong,H. M.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The training effectiveness of the camera-modelboard visual system for low-altitude, nap-of-the-earth (NOE) flights, particularly for helicopters, is well established. Traditional camera-modelboard technology, however, has a number of inherent limitations which have been overcome by using a laser image generator instead of a TV camera as in the current generation of camera-modelboard systems. The first full-scale Laser Image Generation (LIG) visual system, developed by Singer-Link under the AH-lS Cobra Helicopter Flight Weapons Simulator contract, will be delivered to the U.S. Army in the near future. This new visual system offers improvements in many areas, some of which are discussed in this paper, together with the visual system technology involved and performance parameters achieved on the AH-lS simulator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Flight training, *Laser applications, *Image processing, Cameras, Models, Visual aids, Simulators, Attack helicopters, Performance(Engineering), Pilots, Trainees, Low altitude, Cues(Stimuli)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE