What is a head-up display?
Minimization of size and weight in modern aircraft design has had many benefits. Unfortunately, it has also reduced opportunities to give pilots the line-of-site benefits of the latest see-through, Head-Up Display (HUD) systems. LiteHUD from BAE Systems changes that.
Due to its small form factor design, LiteHUD can be integrated into almost any cockpit, from turboprop trainers to the fighters of tomorrow. In fact, this low-profile HUD is even compatible with next-generation cockpits that also feature a large area display. That combination is typically not possible with a conventionally-sized HUD.
To date, LiteHUD has been selected for the Hurkus-B trainer, Scorpion jet and the BAE Systems Advanced Hawk, along with a selection of other undisclosed platforms.
Benefits of the LiteHUD include:
- 60 percent smaller by volume and up to 50 percent lighter than a conventional head-up display (HUD), enabled by 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
- Seamless operation with night vision goggles
- All-digital display provides up to a 35X increase in reliability and significantly reduced cost over product lifetime