Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) Utilizing Embedded Systems

Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) Utilizing Embedded Systems

Application Story

Video Processing for Helmet Mounted Displays

You may be familiar with heads up displays (HUDs) within commercial vehicles to display information, such as speed or mileage, directly onto the windshield in front of you. This technological advancement has been in development for a while – and is now being utilized for aircrafts and aerospace travel. Helmet mounted displays (HMDs) are a bit different, as their see-through display is projected directly onto the pilot’s visor to quickly relay information alongside the outside world view.

VersaLogic engineers know about building dependable, high reliability embedded computers for mission-critical applications. Some of the most sophisticated and high profile military and aerospace equipment used today have been designed with a VersaLogic embedded computer inside.

A leading supplier of Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs) for military aerospace aircrafts is using a VersaLogic single board computer (SBC) for video processing and control functions in their latest helmet design. The new display system is a powerful video processing solution and is the world’s only full-color, helmet-mounted cueing system. The system provides for rapid target recognition and easy hand-off to sensors and weapons systems.

To enhance vibration protection, VersaLogic customized the SBC by installing latching connectors, replacing jumpers with zero-ohm resistors, and conformally coating key components. In addition, VersaLogic’s record of on-time production deliveries, product lifecycle management, and product longevity guarantee benefited the customer by reducing inventory costs and ensuring future product availability.

When developing optical head mounted displays, or heads up displays, you can count on VersaLogic’s expertise to deliver reliable embedded systems. If you’re searching for a rugged solution to better suit your HMD/HUD application, look no further than the company that has proven its performance for over 40 years.

  • Extensive lifecycle support
  • IoT ready
  • Designed in the US
  • Tested for shock and vibration
  • AS9100 certified

Whether your HMD/HUD application needs a standard off-the-shelf product or a customized version, the skilled technical staff at VersaLogic works hard to accommodate even the most demanding specifications. Contact VersaLogic Sales for more information and assistance with finding an embedded computer for helmet mounted displays today.