A3RO DS-62/S

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.

Parameter Value
ANVIS Mounting Maintains Standard ANVIS Interface
Std. Dual Visor Configuration Compatible with HGU-56/P Clear/Dark Dual Visor Assembly
Interface Content High speed video, Real-time head position, Optical characterization data, Tracker characterization data
Cabling Aircraft Interface Unit (AIU). MIL-STD-38999 Bulkhead Connectors Quick Disconnect Connector(QDC)
In-line, Wearable Control Panel (WCP)
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Binocular Overlap 100%
Field of View 53° H x 33° V (Future Growth 50° H x 40° V Zero Distortion Prisms)
Display Format 1920 x 1200 Full Color (Future Growth 2048 x 2048)
On-axis Exit Pupil Diameter 10 mm
Off-axis Exit Pupil Diameter 7 mm
Eye Relief 25 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 55 to 75 mm
Head Supported Weight/CG Meets Flight & Crash Curves / USAARL Defined Mass Property Curves
Eyepiece Focus Fixed -0.25 D
Distortion (Compensated) Less than 2.0%
Helmet HGU-56/P and HGU-56/R
Helmet Tracker Vision Products’ Hybrid Tracker – Standard UART Digital Interface
Video Standard Commercial SMPTE 3G/6G
AIU Power Standard 28 VDC Aircraft Power