Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


A.III.D.12. Advanced Helicopter Pilotage Phase I/II. Develop and demonstrate advanced night vision pilotage technology and revolutionary helmet-mounted display (HMDS) technology for night/adverse weather helicopter pilotage. By FY95, develop Image Intensified (I2) sensor and fast (60 Hz) focal plane array for wide FOV FLIR. By FY96, conduct flight demonstration and evaluation of sensor technology for wide field of view FLIR and Image Intensifier (I2). By FY98, demonstrate ultra-wide FOV (40 x 80) night pilotage system—HMDS and dual spectrum (IR and I2) sensors in a single turret—to provide a significant reduction in pilot cognitive and physical work load.

Supports: Mounted Battlespace, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Entry Lethality and Survivability, RAH-66 Comanche, Enhanced Apache, Special Operations Aircraft, RPA ATD, SARD-B.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Phil Perconti Carolyn Nash Ted Hundley
CERDEC/NVESD SARD-TT U.S. Army Aviation Center and School
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