CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 18, 2002
UI engineering lecture on testing vision systems scheduled Nov. 21
R.L. Newman, associate professor of safety science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University, Prescott, Ariz., will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture
at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Room 3505 of the Seamans Center for the
Engineering Arts and Sciences.
Newman plans to discuss "Testing for Enhanced/Synthetic Vision and Other
Neat Displays." He notes that aircraft flight test techniques appropriate
for head-down instruments must be modified to adequately test see-through
displays, such as head-up or head-mounted displays and that one of the difficulties
in testing such image-based displays is the need to test in degraded visual
The lecture, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the University
of Iowa College of Engineering, the department of mechanical and industrial
engineering, and the Caterpillar Foundation.
The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants
awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the
Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar
Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in
the College of Engineering.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this
program are asked to contact in advance the UI College of Engineering at 319-335-5764.