Emergence of solid state helmet-mounted displays in military applications

  title={Emergence of solid state helmet-mounted displays in military applications},
  author={Curtis J. Casey},
  booktitle={SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing},
  • Curtis J. Casey
  • Published in
    SPIE Defense + Commercial…
    5 August 2002
  • Computer Science
Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs) are used to provide pilots with out-the-window capabilities for engaging tactical threats. The first modern system to be employed was the Apache Integrated Helmet Display Sighting System (IHADSS). Using an optical tracker and multiple sensors, the pilot is able to navigate and engage the enemy with his weapons systems cued by the HMD in day and night conditions. Over the next several years HMDs were tested on tactical jet aircraft. The tactical fighter environment…