This course is designed to provide technical and human factors information regarding NVGs, NVIS (NVG compatible) lighting, and the integration of both in the aircraft. Emphasis is placed on system evaluation techniques, which are based on years of practical experience in a number of different aircraft. Topical information in the academic lectures is reinforced during NVG lab and aircraft demonstrations. It will also provide technical and human factors information regarding Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) systems. Emphasis is placed on various approaches to system design that impact usability and methods of test that will identify potential deficiencies. Topical information in the academic lectures is reinforced during laboratory and classroom demonstrations.
Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have a basic understanding NVG and NVIS lighting technology, the integration of NVGs from a system perspective, and ground and flight evaluation procedures and data analysis of NVGs and NVIS lighting.
Be familiar with
- NVG lighting specifications.
- HMD design with respect to operational requirements.
- Image intensification theory.
- NVG design and human factors principles.
- NVG compatible interior and exterior lighting.
- NVIS aircraft integration.
- Approaches to HMD design.
- Human factors in HMD design.
- HMD aircraft integration issues.
- HMD ground and flight test procedures.
Sequence of Instruction
NVG Components/Adjustment Procedures
NVIS Lighting Specifications
NVIS Lighting Methods: Interior
NVIS Lighting Methods: Exterior
Test Criteria Development
NVG and NVIS Lighting Evaluation Techniques
Introduction to EO Theory
EO Sensor Integration
NVG Flight Mishaps
Texts and Reference Materials
NTPS Course notes
Process of Evaluation