Accession Number : ADP005792

Title :   Future Visual Environment and Concerns,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Agneessens, D.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Visual displays play an important role in the cockpit, where the information coming from various sensors is presented to the aircrew, after processing by computers. A classification of the displays is done, considering the needs in modern cockpit architecture, where different systems are possible according to the mission envisaged. For daylight operations, HMD/s or FLIR systems are considered, with their advantages but also their shortcomings and limitations. For night operations, NVG, LLLTV or FLIR systems are assessed, and the current problems discussed. The protection of the eyes of the aircrew against intense sources of light, such as laser or nuclear flash, is also considered briefly.

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *JET FIGHTERS, VISUAL AIDS, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS, NIGHT VISION DEVICES, GOGGLES, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, LOW LIGHT LEVELS, EYE, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE