L-3 Link's Advanced Helmet Mounted Display (AHMD) represents a major breakthrough in visual display capability.
L-3 Link's AHMD - which today is integrated on U.S. Army Flight School XXI Reconfigurable Collective Training Devices and U.S. Air Force F-16 Unit Training Devices - has been designed to provide the ultimate immersive experience for both virtual training and augmented operational reality. In support of virtual training, the AHMD can be used to meet deployable training and traditional simulation requirements. In addition, the AHMD can support augmented reality awareness for unmanned aerial vehicle, air traffic control and C4ISR operators.
L-3 Link's AHMD proprietary design provides users with a 360° field-of-regard of both out-the-window imagery and systems symbology. The instantaneous user field-of-view spans 100° horizontally by 50° vertically and has a 30° binocular overlap region that induces a sense of immersion. Projected resolution seen by each eye is 1280 x 1024.
Users are able to view high resolution, SXGA full color imagery that is unsurpassed by any other helmet mounted display on the market. The AHMD's greater than 60 percent see-through capability enables users to clearly view their surrounding cockpit controls and read maps in high ambient lighting.
A revolutionary optics and illumination design, in addition to use of solid-state micro displays, enables the AHMD to provide unmatched contrast, brightness and vivid color for all types of imagery.
Because the L-3 Link AHMD has an eye relief greater than 50 millimeters, users also are able to wear eyeglasses. The claustrophobic, closed-in feeling prevalent in other helmet mounted displays is not an issue with the L-3 Link AHMD.
The L-3 Link AHMD has been designed with the user in mind. The AHMD attaches to a user's own helmet in a matter of seconds, provides a lightweight, balanced center of gravity display and includes image alignment controls that ensure all users obtain optimum display viewing.