HEAD-UP DISPLAY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$370,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
193
Agency Tracking Number:
193
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 481, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Richard L. Newman
(513) 767-9279
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HEAD-UP DISPLAYS (HUDS) AE OPTICAL DISPLAYS WHICH PRESENT FLIGHT INFORMATION IN THE PILOTS FORWARD VIEW. THESE DISPLAYS ARE OUTGROWTHS OF REFLECTING GUN OR BOMBSIGHTS. ALTHOUGH THEY WERE DESIGNED FOR WEAPON DELIVERY, PILOTS FIND THEM QUITE USEFUL AS PRIMARY FLIGHT REFERENCES. RECENT SURVEYS, HOWEVER, REVEAL CERTAIN PROBLEMS. BASED ON REACTIONS, PRESENT DAY HUD SPECIFICATIONS DO AN INADEQUATE JOB OF CONTROLLING THE BRIGHTNESS AND LOCATION OF THE DESIGN EYE. THEY ALSO DO NOT ADEQUATELY SPECIFY THE DYNAMIC MOTION OF THE SYMBOLS--THE CONTROL LAWS, FURTHER, NO TWO HUDS HAVE THE SAME SET OF SYMBOLS. BE CAUSED BY A LACK OF A HUD DATA BASE OR EVEN CONSISTENT SPECIFICATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL RECOMMENDS ESTABLISHING SUCH A DATA BASE OR SOURCE DOCUMENT FOR FUTURE HUDS. FURTHER, SINCE THE CONTROL LAWS ARE SO IMPORTANT, AND ARE PRESENTLY UNSPECIFIED, THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL SEEK TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A CORRELATION BETWEEN "GOOD" HUDS AND "BAD" HUDS. THIS WILL BE DONE USING FLIGHT TEST DATA ALREADY AVAILABLE.

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