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Virtual aircraft-fixed cockpit instruments

Doehler, Hans-Ullrich and Ernst, Johannes Maria and Lueken, Thomas (2015) Virtual aircraft-fixed cockpit instruments. Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2015, SPIE (9471). Proceedings of SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.2177796. ISBN 978-1-62841-587-2. ISSN 0277-786X.

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The availability of new technologies for helmet- and head-mounted displays facilitates the design of innovative cockpit layouts like a completely virtual flight deck. After the introduction of the so-called “glass cockpit”, where formerly mechanical instruments have been converted digitally onto large panel screens, the virtual flight deck could be the logical next step into the future. Obviously, such a concept will save installation cost of conventional display hardware. Furthermore, and probably of greater importance, stressful and time-consuming accommodation changes for the pilots’ eyes between outside- and inside-view can be avoided. During the last months we have developed a concept for virtual cockpit instrumentation. Our implementation is based onto the JedEye™, a monochrome green, “looking-through” HMD, which offers a resolution of more than HD-TV, good enough to show detailed information as on presently installed head-down instruments. Our approach augments our latest “3D helicopter landing symbol format” with basic virtual instruments (PFD, ND, knee-board) in the near field of the cockpit environment in “no-window” areas. Besides, we have implemented a “drag and drop” mechanism, which enables pilots to arrange instrumentation on their personal preference. Tests in our Generic Cockpit Simulator (GECO) are currently conducted. As first pilots’ feedback show, our concept offers a great potential to be introduced into the future flight deck.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/95903/
Document Type:Editorship of Proceedings
Title:Virtual aircraft-fixed cockpit instruments
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Doehler, Hans-UllrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5218-3887UNSPECIFIED
Ernst, Johannes MariaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8238-3671UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:Proceedings of SPIE
Series Name:Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2015
Keywords:helicopter guidance, flight guidance, DVE, HMD, helmet mounted display, visual-conformal display, pilot assistance
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: Döhler, Dr.-Ing. Hans-Ullrich
Deposited On:26 Aug 2015 15:57
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:01

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