Head room: advanced optics technology yields better head-up aircraft displays.
Improvements in image generation technology by BAE Systems of Orlando, Fla., have made possible smaller, more proficient and less expensive head-up displays for commercial aircraft. The Q-HUD is about half the size of existing systems and provides more space for pilots who fly regional and business jets.
Based on proprietary waveguide technology, the Q-HUD projects imagery on a display glass in the aircraft windshield, an enhancement that "eliminates the need for complex projection lens configuration common to traditional HUDs," mentions a spokesman.
He says that besides providing more head room for pilots in confined cockpits, Q-HUD is able to display sharper synthetic vision imagery including infrared and terrain data that in combination improves situational awareness.
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|Title Annotation:||TECH TALK: A TIP-SHEET ON THE LATEST GADGETS|
|Comment:||Head room: advanced optics technology yields better head-up aircraft displays.(TECH TALK: A TIP-SHEET ON THE LATEST GADGETS)|
|Author:||Williams, Robert H.|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2009|
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