Monday, January 11, 2010

L3 Link's Advanced Helmet Mounted Display

Simulation technology advances at an astonishing pace.

A short time ago L3-Link nailed a contract with the USAF to provide their "Advanced Helmet Mounted Display" gadget so it can be used to train F-16 pilots.

In a nutshell, this is an integrated helmet-mounted projector/transparent display that tracks the trainee's head position and projects the corresponding simulated environment image into a couple of specially designed semi-transparent glasses. Each of these display glasses can display at resolutions of 1280-by-1024 pixels, providing a continuous field of view of 100 degrees (horizontal) by 50 degrees (vertical). Combine that with head-motion sensing and you get 360 degrees coverage without using a single flat-panel display!

Please check out more details at L3-Link Simulation and Training.

Image is a courtesy of "L-3 Link Simulation & Training". Reproduced here with their permission.


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