Accession Number : ADA410031


Title :   Design for an Improved Head-Mounted Display System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. phase 1, Jul 2002-Feb 2003


Corporate Author : NEW VIRTUAL IMAGING SYSTEMS INC (NVIS) RESTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Bablani, Minoc ; Rolland, Jannick


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA410031


Report Date : 03 FEB 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : There is a requirement for head-mounted display (HMD) technology from within the military to train individuals in an immersive 3D environment. Angular field-of-view (FOV), image quality, and comfort are among the most important factors affecting the user experience in these applications. During the Phase I work effort, the NVlS team assessed the current state-of-the-art among available HMD products. NVIS, together with the University of Central Florida, created a feasible HMD design that would achieve a minimum FOV of 100 degrees across by 65 degrees vertically with a clear, bright image. This HMD was designed to maintain a reduced form-factor that best accommodates the target application - an urban combat training system that requires users to move quickly and operate a simulated rifle within the virtual environment. A successful Phase II program will deliver a working prototype based on our Phase I design, and set the stage for Phase III commercialization. The ultimate goal of this project is to productize the concept of a wide FOV HMD that can throughout DOD and the private sector by delivering an ergonomically designed immersive display with compelling image quality while remaining mindful of important economic factors to encourage widespread adoption of this technology.


Descriptors :   *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS , *HEAD UP DISPLAYS , LINE OF SIGHT , MILITARY TRAINING , DESIGN CRITERIA , COMBAT FORCES , DIGITAL SIMULATION , VIRTUAL REALITY.


Subject Categories : NON-RADIO COMMUNICATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE