Envisioning Mixed Realities on the Flight Deck

James Blundell, John Huddlestone, Charlotte Collins, Steve Scott, Rodney Sears, Anastasios Plioutsias

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    Conformal 3D symbology presented on a head tracked head-mounted display (HMD) has the capability to enhanced pilot situation awareness, performance and workload by providing an unlimited field of view of operational hazards. In recent years, a body of research has emerged highlighting the technical advancements (i.e. HMD encumbrance and optical enhancements) that could enable the unique capabilities and benefits of HMDs to be realized on commercial and business flight decks in the near future. The current paper provides a systematic review of the HMD-related pilot benefits (performance, workload, situational awareness, and usability) that have been reported in the literature. We conclude
    by highlighting the operational contexts where HMDs might enhance pilot performance, flight safety and efficiencies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Aspects of Transportation
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Aspects of Transportation, July 16-20, 2020, USA
    EditorsNeville Stanton
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-50943-9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-50942-2
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2020
    Event11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volume1212 AISC
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357
    ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


    Conference11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego


    • Conformal symbology
    • Head-Mounted displays
    • Pilot performance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science(all)


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