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    http://gizmodo.com/5248464/how-the-f...t-looks-inside
    Ever since I saw the F-35 demon helmet—which gives a 360-degree spherical view of the battlefield—I have wondered how it really looks inside, for the pilot. No more: Jump to minute 3:50.

    The helmet projects an augmented reality world inside its visor. This image is created by a visualization, targeting, and situational awareness marvel called Electro Optical Distributed Aperture System, which combines the feeds from six advanced infrared digital cameras located around the aircraft and other sensors—like radar—into a seamless 360-degree spherical panorama, all in real time.

    The panorama inside the helmet effectively makes the F-35 completely invisible to the pilot. In fact, he will be invisible to himself: If he looks down to his legs, he won't see anything but the ground. He will be able to look to any direction and get a clear view of what is happening, day or night. And not only the image is crystal clear at all times, but it also gets overlaid with information from the targeting system.

    The targeting and radar systems can detect any moving object in the ground or the air, identifying them it as friend or foe, as well as their direction under any conditions. It then allows the pilot to lock on one, fire, and direct the weapons towards it.

    The system is apparently so advanced that Northrop Grumman—the manufacturer—goes as far as saying that it makes the F-35's maneuverability irrelevant: "Instead of mutual kills, the F-35 simply exits the fight, and lets its missiles do the turning." I don't know if that will prove true in actual combat, but it doesn't make the helmet and DAS less impressive.
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvnhFgzIKI[/media]
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    Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

    That is bad ass.

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      Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

      It's dogfighting with an aimbot.

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        Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

        Originally posted by Ferris Bueller View Post
        It's dogfighting with an aimbot.
        ROFL





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        • #5
          Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

          Bad uh... rear end and stuff..

          my brother-in-law is working on the army's unmaned jet... forget the name. Imagine if you could wear this as you "flew" it on the remote control. Cooooool. Not only would you be able to see everything, but with the pilot not IN the aircraft, it could turn some serious G-forces.
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            Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

            Originally posted by Skylark View Post
            Bad uh... rear end and stuff..

            my brother-in-law is working on the army's unmaned jet... forget the name. Imagine if you could wear this as you "flew" it on the remote control. Cooooool. Not only would you be able to see everything, but with the pilot not IN the aircraft, it could turn some serious G-forces.
            Heck yeah. The pilot is a major limiting factor on the weight and performance of an aircraft, right?

            I like seeing things like this because I like to imagine that in twenty years this will filter down to the civillian market somehow. Specifically, I'm thinking of motor vehicles with no blind spots and a computer that intelligently tracks nearbye vehicles and potential road hazards, while allowing the driver to see equally well day or night and filtering out glare and potentially blinding headlights from other vehicles.

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            • #7
              Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

              Take out the pilot, ejection seat, life support gear, and cockpit and you'll have removed around 1000 pounds from the aircraft. That's 1000 pounds (or more) that can be devoted to structure, payload, fuel, whatever.
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              • #8
                Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                The pinnacle of technology here. What more can you do?

                Still there's a need to be skeptical of intense fly-by-wire aircraft. If a glitch in the hardware/software on board happens, it'll drop out of the sky immediately won't it? Of course this is not likely to happen of its own accord, but in combat sustaining even slight damage could bring it to its knees.
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                  Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                  Originally posted by LogicalHarm View Post
                  The pinnacle of technology here. What more can you do?

                  Still there's a need to be skeptical of intense fly-by-wire aircraft. If a glitch in the hardware/software on board happens, it'll drop out of the sky immediately won't it? Of course this is not likely to happen of its own accord, but in combat sustaining even slight damage could bring it to its knees.
                  well, Hardware - Lots of backup, generally in a fly by wire system you'll find 2-3 Backup computers.


                  Drop out of the sky - not necessarilly, many FBW Airplanes are equipped with Manual Trimming controls, *or rather electrically/hydraulicly operated in such a fashion that If you use them, FBW has no say in it*

                  I'm helping to beta an Airbus Project right now, the Airbus A320 is no Fighter jet, but its Highly dependant on its Fly By wire, and has been so for the past 25 years. in that airplane you have;

                  2 SEC Computers
                  3 ELAC Computers

                  a Manual, Mechinaically operated Trimming system, and a Manually operated Rudder system.

                  With crippled FBW you CAN fly an airplane soley off Trim, Rudder, and Throttle, but it'll be quite the challenge ;].

                  Not to mention in the 25 years its been around There's Never to my knowledge been a total FBW Outage, and although it requires Electricity, it is the Number One system to get powered during an Electrical Emergency.

                  [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh_f4NN1KJQ[/media]

                  A Simulator Training video of an Emergency Electrical Configuration in a FBW Airplane. :)

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                  • #10
                    Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                    A bit off topic but........
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                    The difference between the airbus and modern fighter aircraft is that the airbus has positive dynamic stability while the fighter aircraft does not. Basically any variation in the fighters flight path will not be corrected on its own no matter how small. So only a good pilot with all of his attention to maintaining steady flight will be able to keep the fighter aircraft flying if its computers have an error. While both use Fly-by-wire technology the fighter jet is relying on its computers to keep the aircraft practical. Any pilot input goes to the computers then the computers decide how to best carry out the pilots wishes and will operate the aircraft accordingly.

                    Before my story a little back round on flight computers. The problem with modern jets isn't the Fly-by-wire it is making sure the flight computer is accurate and has no errors. The F-16 has 5 flight computers(not 100%, it might be 6). Basically 4 computers operate together and share the same program, they operate kind of like a democracy in that they all take in all flight information( This includes pilot input). Once they each a decision and have computed the information they then see what decisions the other computers made. The plane will then choose the course of action that the majority of the computers reached. The 5th computer acts as a tie breaker / back up computer but does not share the same program as the other 4. I forget what makes the programming different but more or less it is the same.

                    An F-16 was get its pre-flight check up and for some reason the 5th computer was not agreeing with the 4 primary computers. No one could figure out why the back up computer kept disagreeing, finally they figured the 5th computer was faulty. Luckily before the plane took off someone realized that it wasn't the 5th computer that was wrong but that the 4 primary computers had an error in them. Apon further inspection it was discovered that the 4 primary computers were indeed wrong. If the plane had been aloud to fly then the 4 primary computers would of overridden the 5th and the results could of been disastrous.
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                    I totally can't wait for a combat flight sim with the F-35. Finally ligament hacks!

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                      Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                      Originally posted by blackmain View Post
                      Blah blah blah story story ;)


                      Main Point being.....


                      EJECT EJECT EJECT! :)

                      It is true though, that modern Fighters use FBW because it's a Necessity, and not an Option. a Computer in working order does worlds better than a human at doing the calculations it's programmed for. Generally faults that aren't due to use, will get pinned down in development, you put an airplane through 10,000+ Hours of paces before Manufacturing the thing, You will find Lots and lots of problems, and most of the time the things that Can go wrong - get stomped out. Of course there's always a couple things that won't get stomped out.....usually they're quite small in nature though.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                        The scenario goes like this:Americans show up in F-35s with these helmets, russians/chinese/iranians/whoever they're fighting gets owned, enemy finds out about it, go back to fight americans, start getting owned again, someone yells HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and launches a computer screen at them, footage ends up on youtube, we all laugh at the futility of trying to fight it.
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                        • #13
                          Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                          Another Point to keep in mind,


                          EO DAS While a very Nice piece of technology, and the New HMDS is neat too.

                          Helmet mounnted Displays/Sights have been in use for a long time,

                          Russia has them
                          Europe has them
                          the U.S. has them

                          I think the reason this one is getting so much attention is because it "Looks" Like something from a Sci-Fi movie.

                          With that said, There are many scenarios in which the Helmet mounted sight is m00t, it's Main advantage is offering Computer targeting to where the User is looking, we've been doing this forever with our Apache Gunships, the Russians - Used it first in an every-day Air-Air Combat Role. the Helmet mounted sight is a Standard feature on all Mig 29's and SU-27's, Infact a while back when The Berlin wall fell, and Germany had all these Mig 29's, the U.s. Got together with them and did some Training fun, We took F-16's and met them up with the 29 pilots

                          the Mig pilots liked the HOTAS System, something their airplanes lacked
                          The U.S. Pilots, Liked their Helmet mounted Sight, something The U.S. Could produce had the technology for, but never integrated in the Fighter role *Although Israel has had it in their Airforce as a standard for quite some time*

                          So lets take this scenario;

                          you have an F-35, and a Mig-29 Approaching one another

                          The U.S. Aresenal contains the AIM-120 AMRAAM, and the AIM9-X Sidewinder.

                          AIM 9 X is a Super maneuverable Short Range *within 5-10 miles* Air to Air Weapon Using a Heatseaker as its Primary Targeting system

                          120-c AMRAAM is a Highly maneuverable, Medium Range Air-Air Weapon, with a Semi-Active Radar system that gets the missile looks to the pilot's Aircraft untill it's Within range for its Small Onboard Radar to Establish a Lock, at which point it becomes Self Guided, along with a "Home on Jammer" Seeker system, where by if the Enemy is using a Radar Jammer, it Will Automatically Seek the Jamming Unit to hit the target.

                          Russia Has two Primary weapons

                          the AA-11 "Archer", A Heatseaking Weapon that Today 20 years after its Deployment STILL Rivals and by some accounts Out-Flys, the AIM-9X, and the IRIS-T.

                          It Features Gimbaled Thrust vectoring, a Seeker that Moves in Excess of 60 degrees on its gimbal, even Today the AA-11 has a more Powerfull Seeker, and Better Rocketry - It flys further and performs just as well when it comes to "Vectoring" To the target....

                          The next weapon, the R-77M Vympel, It's Much Heavier than the AIM-120, it has More Propellant giving it a Longer Range. the System it uses for Flight Control, Gives it a very Similar performance in a turn to the AIM-120 AMRAAM......Above this, it has two Types of Seekers it can be fitted with.

                          Anti-Radiation
                          Semi Active Radar

                          the Anti Radiation doesn't need a jammer, it just homes in on the Enemy's Radar pulses *F-22 has those ;]*

                          the Semi Active Radar system would be useless against a stealth airplane.....

                          Based on this knowledge, the U.S. isn't Far ahead of Russia, our two countries have always been Neck and Neck on the technology front.

                          China likely wouldn't have much issues in a time of war in getting the Russian Technology they don't currently have.... EO Das is neat, and it offers another Competitive edge, but when it boils down........we're not far ahead. and a War between the F-35, and F-22, vs. the Mig-29/SU-27, Would NOT be a pushover. Many pilots on both sides would Get Killed, and there's No way around it...

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                            Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                            Wonder how resistant all this computer technology is to EMPs....

                            The hungry, ignorant man immediately grasps that he is handed a fish, but is bewildered when handed a net. The man who shivers in the cold thinks happily of the man who invites him to sit by his fire, and somewhat poorly of the man who loans him an axe, flint and steel.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside

                              Originally posted by blackmain View Post
                              Wonder how resistant all this computer technology is to EMPs....
                              I'm honestly not sure how much an EMP would play into this yet....I wouldnt imagine the technology for that would be for another 20 years and the reason being


                              1. you can set off a nuke High above the earth, that's just a ****ty way of doing it.

                              2. You can use a device to create an Electromagnetic Pulse, the problem with this is, it requires Large amounts of Energy that currently can't be stored in a suitable space for an Air combat role.

                              the Electronics in an F-35/F-22 probably wouldn't fair well in a test like that though. I don't believe any aircraft would.

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