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22 August 2001 Virtual HUD using an HMD
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As part of risk reduction activities for the development of next-generation fighter cockpits, Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics Company is using the USAF Variable-stability In- flight Simulation Test Aircraft F-16 and its programmable display system for the demonstration and evaluation of a Virtual Head-Up Display (HUD) concept. The Virtual HUD concept promises a significant improvement in next- generation fighter cockpits by eliminating the HUD yet projecting the Primary Flight Reference symbology, formerly displayed in the HUD, on the pilot's Helmet-Mounted Display. The Virtual HUD is presented in an aircraft-stabilized position where the HUD combining glass would normally be located in today's fighters. This change provides a cost and weight reduction, and clears invaluable instrument panel space for larger displays with less clutter and discontinuity in displayed information. The Virtual HUD flight trials also studied the use of voice recognition in flight. Voice was used to control all aspects of the test and in-cockpit sound measurements were taken to understand the impact of cockpit noise on recognition performance.
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Thomas W. Frey and H. Jean Page "Virtual HUD using an HMD", Proc. SPIE 4361, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VI, (22 August 2001);


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