Resolve Optics Ltd. has developed a new, rugged, High Definition (HD) lens optimized for use in Head-Up Display (HUD) systems.
Lenses for today’s HUD systems are more likely to be used to capture images of the pilots view out of the cockpit, with the symbology overlayed on top of the final image, as opposed to the lens looking through the combiner and capturing the symbology at the same time as the pilot’s view. No matter which technology is used, there is still the issue of each aircraft type needing a different FOV. This has traditionally required a different optical lens design for each aircraft type which can be very costly both in terms of optical design costs and qualification of each lens/camera system.
With this in mind, Resolve Optics has taken the approach of designing a small, compact, zoom design that covers the majority of the aircraft that require HUD system recording. The zoom design can be used to set the lens at a desired FOV and locked. This means no matter what aircraft an individual needs a HUD system for, they will already have an optimized lens that can accommodate the correct FOV. In addition to this, Resolve Optics HD HUD lens have also been designed and tested to withstand the high levels of vibration and shock typically found in aerospace applications.