1996-10-01

Integration of Primary Flight Symbology and the External Vision System of the High Speed Civil Transport 965550

Boeing is participating in a research program to study the feasibility of building a High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT). A program assumption is that the aircraft will not have a droop nose capability, requiring that the forward facing windows be replaced by large format displays showing the outside scene. We refer to this display as the External Vision System (XVS). The issues being addressed in this paper involve the integration of primary flight symbology into the XVS display. We point out how this integrated display is unique, falling someplace between a standard head-down primary flight display and a head-up display. We describe potential advantages of an integrated display as well as point out a number of possible problem areas. High level goals driving the display design are presented. We finish by describing a number of research and development issues, that if resolved, would contribute to the design effort.

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