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A Comparison of the AVS-9 and the Panoramic Night Vision Goggle During Rotorcraft Hover and LandingThe purpose of this flight test was to measure any differences in pilot-vehicle performance and pilot opinion between the use of the current generation AVS-9 Night Vision Goggle and one variant of the prototype Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (the PNV.GII). The PNVGII has more than double the horizontal field-of-view of the AVS-9, but reduced image quality. The flight path of the AH-1S helicopter was used as a measure of pilot-vehicle performance. Also recorded were subjective measures of flying qualities, physical reserves of the pilot, situational awareness, and display usability. Pilot comment and data indicate that the benefits of additional FOV with the PNVGIIs are to some extent negated by the reduced image quality of the PNVGIIs.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Szoboszlay, Zoltan (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Haworth, Loran (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Simpson, Carol (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Rutkowski, Michael
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
American Helicopter Society Forum
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.