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A concept for a virtual flight deck shown on an HMD

Ernst, Johannes M. and Döhler, Hans-Ullrich and Schmerwitz, Sven (2016) A concept for a virtual flight deck shown on an HMD. In: ISI/SCOPUS, 9839 (10), pp. 983909-1. SPIE Press. SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2016, 2016-04-17 - 2016-04-21, Baltimore. doi: 10.1117/12.2224933.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2224933


A combination of see-through head-worn or helmet-mounted displays (HMDs) and imaging sensors is frequently used to overcome the limitations of the human visual system in degraded visual environments (DVE). A visual-conformal symbology displayed on the HMD allows the pilots to see objects such as the landing site or obstacles being invisible otherwise. These HMDs are worn by pilots sitting in a conventional cockpit, which provides a direct view of the external scene through the cockpit windows and a user interface with head-down displays and buttons. In a previous publication, we presented the advantages of replacing the conventional head-down display hardware by virtual instruments. These “virtual aircraft-fixed cockpit instruments” were displayed on the Elbit JEDEYE system, a binocular, see-through HMD. The idea of our current work is to not only virtualize the display hardware of the flight deck, but also to replace the direct view of the out-the-window scene by a virtual view of the surroundings. This imagery is derived from various sensors and rendered on an HMD, however without see-through capability. This approach promises many advantages over conventional cockpit designs. Besides potential weight savings, this future flight deck can provide a less restricted outside view as the pilots are able to virtually see through the airframe. The paper presents a concept for the realization of such a virtual flight deck and states the expected benefits as well as the challenges to be met.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103937/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A concept for a virtual flight deck shown on an HMD
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ernst, Johannes M.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8238-3671UNSPECIFIED
Döhler, Hans-UllrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5218-3887UNSPECIFIED
Schmerwitz, SvenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9194-8838UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:ISI/SCOPUS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 983909-1
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:SPIE Press
Series Name:Proc. SPIE
Keywords:Virtual Cockpit, Flight Guidance, Degraded Visual Environments, Head-Worn Display, Helmet- Mounted Display, External Vision, Virtual Reality, Pilot Assistance
Event Title:SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2016
Event Location:Baltimore
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:17 April 2016
Event End Date:21 April 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Ernst, Johannes Maria
Deposited On:30 Aug 2016 11:56
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:09

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