Army Aircrew Augmented Reality Optics and Display System
Vision Products was selected by the U.S. Army to develop the A3RO DS-62/S system as a Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program risk reduction. This program converts Vision Products’ SA-62/S augmented reality helmet mounted display (HMD) into a redesigned DS-62/S binocular HMD that mounts to aviators’ HGU-56/P helmet, allowing the pilot to deploy the clear and semi-transparent visors. The HMD can also be used simultaneously at night with aviators’ ANVIS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVG).
The DS-62/S HMD provides the aviator augmentation of high resolution (1920 x 1200) full color symbology and video imagery over a very wide 62° diagonal field of view (FOV). Vision Products’ innovative freeform prism eyepiece design with minimal peripheral obscuration provides aviators an unobstructed view of the real world.
The A3RO DS-62/S system consists of the DS-62/S HMD, an aviator wearable control panel (WCP), and a quick disconnect connection (QDC) between the WCP and the aircraft interface unit (AIU). The WCP controls the day and night brightness of the HMD, whereas the QDC provides for safe egress, and passthrough of all video, head tracking information, and power from the AIU. The AIU interfaces with the aircraft and processes the video and tracker information. The A3RO DS-62/S will be DoD qualified for use in the U.S. military helicopter community. Standard SMPTE video interface and MIL standard power eases integration to current and future platforms.
|Maintains Standard ANVIS Interface
|Std. Dual Visor Conﬁguration
|Compatible with HGU-56/P Clear/Dark Dual Visor Assembly
|High speed video, Real-time head position, Optical characterization data, Tracker characterization data
|Aircraft Interface Unit (AIU). MIL-STD-38999 Bulkhead Connectors Quick Disconnect Connector(QDC)
In-line, Wearable Control Panel (WCP)
|Field of View
|53° H x 33° V (Future Growth 50° H x 40° V Zero Distortion Prisms)
|1920 x 1200 Full Color (Future Growth 2048 x 2048)
|On-axis Exit Pupil Diameter
|Off-axis Exit Pupil Diameter
|55 to 75 mm
|Head Supported Weight/CG
|Meets Flight & Crash Curves / USAARL Deﬁned Mass Property Curves
|Fixed -0.25 D
|Less than 2.0%
|HGU-56/P and HGU-56/R
|Vision Products’ Hybrid Tracker – Standard UART Digital Interface
|Standard Commercial SMPTE 3G/6G
|Standard 28 VDC Aircraft Power