THE MODERN HEAD UP DISPLAY (HUD) IS BEING USED IN A MUCH WIDER RANGE OF MISSIONS AND IN MORE SEGMENTS OF EACH MISSION THAN EVER BEFORE.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 216
Amount: $56,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5899 Huberville Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45431
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Peter B. Lovering
Phone: (513) 258-0634
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE MODERN HEAD UP DISPLAY (HUD) IS BEING USED IN A MUCH WIDER RANGE OF MISSIONS AND IN MORE SEGMENTS OF EACH MISSION THAN EVER BEFORE.DISPLAYS THAT, THIRTY YEARS AGO, CONTAINED ONLY BASIC SIGHTING INFORMATION NOW SHOW ATTITUDE, AIRCRAFT PEFORMANCE, NAVIGATION INFORMATION RADAR AND TERRAIN FOLLOWING CUES AND TAGETING DISPLAYS; ALL ON A DISPLAY SURFACE SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN A MODERN ATTITUDE DIRECTOR INDICATOR. TO PUT ALL OF ALL OF THIS INFORMATION INTO THE HUD REQUIRED NEW SYMBOLOGY, DECLUTTERING SCHEMES AND COMPRISE. A WHOLE VARIETY OF NEW SYMOBLS HAVE BEEN GIVEN NEW NAMES (SOMETIMES THREE DIFFERENT NAMES) SOME OF WHICH DO NOT ACCURATELY DESCRIBE WHAT THE SYMBOL DOES. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE NEW SYMBOLS, WITH A PROLIFERATION OF TERMS TO DESCRIBE THEM, PRESENTS A DISPLAY SET, THE USE AND FUNCTION OF WHICH AND CONFUSING DESCIPTIONS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTION. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PHASE I EFFORT ARE (1) A SURVEY OF EXISTING AND EMERGING HUDS TO IDENTIFY CURRENT PROBLEMS WITH TERMINOLOGY, (2) PREPARE A DOCUMENT THAT CORRECTS THESE ISSUES, (3) COORDINATING AND OBTAINING THE CONCURRENCE OF USER FLIGHT CREWS, AND (4) PUBLISHING A DOCUMENT SUITABLE FOR UPDATING HUD SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVING AS A BASIS FOR PREPARING A DETAILED DISPLAY SET DESCRIPTION WIH OPERATING PROCEDURES .

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