What is a head-up display?
A head-up display or HUD, as it’s widely known, is a see-through display that sits directly in a pilot’s line of sight, significantly increasing their situational awareness. The system presents real-time, critical flight information overlaid onto a view of the outside world, allowing pilots to digest vital data with a ‘head-up, eyes-out’ approach.
LiteHUD is a small and compact HUD, offering space and weight advantages paired with the latest digital display technology, revolutionary waveguide optics and highly reliable electronics.
Thanks to its ultra-compact design, LiteHUD can be integrated into almost any cockpit; from turboprop trainers, to the fighters of tomorrow. In fact, the low-profile HUD is even compatible with next-generation cockpits that also feature a large area display; a combination that’s not typically possible with a conventionally sized HUD.
To date, LiteHUD has been selected for the Hurkus-B trainer, Scorpion jet, and the Advanced Hawk concept demonstrator; along with a selection of other undisclosed platforms.
Benefits of LiteHUD
- 60 percent smaller by volume and up to 50 percent lighter than a conventional HUD
- Features patented optical waveguide technology
- Integrates easily into both existing and future cockpits, and is compatible with cockpits featuring a large area display (LAD)
- Incorporates significantly larger eye motion box than a conventional HUD, increasing pilot comfort
- High-resolution navigation and sensor imagery displayed under all flight conditions
- High brightness, that remains stable over the life of the equipment
- Provides seamless operation with night vision goggles
- All-digital display provides high reliability and significantly reduced cost over product lifetime