Simulated Panoramic Night Vision Goggle Helmet-Mounted Display for Simulated NVG Imagery

Period of Performance: 05/07/2001 - 02/07/2002

$99.8K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Btmd, Inc.
11401 Mountain View Rd., Suite 201
Damascus, MD 20872
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The Simulated PNVG project will develop a proof of concept helmet mounted display system that will simulate the current Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (PNVG) system. The prototype system will preserve the form, fit and function associated with the current PNVG using available display technology. The selected display technology for the simulated PNVG will integrate into the PNVG so as to preserve the form and fit as much as feasible. The display system will also need to support a variety of programmable video formats for the computer generated imagery in an effort to support research objectives associated with the physics based visual simulation of night vision goggle imagery.With the ever demanding mission requirements placed on our pilots for effective and safe night time operations, the significance of an accurate night vision goggle training platform can not be over stated. Mission preparation and the ability to rehearse various mission profiles provides a valuable tactical edge for our US military forces. The proposed Simulated PNVG system will provide an accurate and cost effective training aid. In addition, the technical advances produced from this development effort will be integrated into our current commercial set of high performance HMD systems.