The LiteHUD is a development of the waveguide technology in BAE’s Q-HUD helmet-mounted display (HMD), used by the U.K. as a helicopter door-gun sighting system. A binocular Q-HUD HMD is under development by BAE as the alternate helmet-mounted display for the F-35.
The LiteHUD will match the brightness, resolution and field-of-view of existing HUDs, Hiseman says, while offering lower weight and power as well as a larger eye motion box, making installation easier.
BAE’s research has taken the LiteHUD to a technology readiness level of 5, he says, “and we are ready to take it into development for a platform. We have been bidding it for a number of firm fixed-price contracts.”