|Head-Up Display [HUD]
|LITEHUD (space model)
|Year of Manufacture:
Width (mm): 220
Height (mm): 350
Depth (mm): 300
Weight (g): 1,945
|Rack RAA16 (Plan Chests Room) [Mezzanine Store]
Core Litehud Product Space Model
Model No. AP000556153-01
Serial No. NSN
This is a 3D printed space model of LITEHUD concept with combiner glass. This model shows how compact the design had become. This is an overhead design so it should be named Q-HUDTM under the new scheme but at the time it demonstrated the LiteHUD® technology.
The Q-HUD™ utilises the same LiteHUD® waveguide as the glareshield installation, but in its inherent ‘direct view’ mode. The very high outside world transmission (>80%) coupled with almost no colour shift makes this an ideal Combiner for use in these applications. The waveguide design generates no image distortion so the flat Combiner does not introduce an additional factor when considering the overall outside world distortion performance of the cockpit windshield and HUD Combiner combination. This is especially important in today’s commercial aircraft designs where windshields are increasingly compound curved surfaces and the interaction between the differing curvatures of the HUD’s Combiner and that of the windshield must be very carefully managed.
The Project was part of the European program entitled 'All Condition Operations and Innovative Cockpit Infrastructure' (ALICIA) which addressed the objective of increasing time efficiency within the future air transport system. The aim was to develop a new and scalable cockpit application which can extend operations of aircraft in degraded conditions.