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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 environments.

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.