Rockwell Collins has introduced its combat helmet-mounted Integrated Digital Vision System (IDVS), which is a display system that combines real-time mission data with multispectral vision sensors in one view, at the LAND FORCES 2016 exhibition in Adelaide.
The IDVS is the first hands-free, helmet-mounted display system that fuses incoming data from various sources – such as a command centre, other military personnel or unmanned aircraft systems – with multispectral vision, Rockwell Collins stated. The system does this while automatically transitioning from dark to light environments in real time.
Rockwell Collins said the IDVS builds on its vision technologies for aerospace and defence applications, including for the F-35 Lightning II helmet and civil aircraft head-up displays, and that the system is designed with an open architecture to provide an easy upgrade path for future technologies that enhance situational awareness.
“In battle, warfighters are most effective and safe when they can stay focused on their surroundings at all times,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice-president and general manager for simulation and training solutions at Rockwell Collins. “Our IDVS is a 24-hour system, leveraging proven technology to give users a view of their surroundings and the right information for them to stay safe and complete their mission.”