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Optical design and performance evaluation of a dual-beam combiner head-up display
Author(s): Ikbal Singh; Avinash Kumar; Harpal S. Singh; Om Prakash Nijhawan
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Paper Abstract

Optical design methodology for a dual-beam combiner head-up display (HUD) is discussed. It has been shown that binocular disparity and image doubling are the deciding factors for image quality for such systems and not resolution. Consequently there should be much tighter control over aberrations in such systems than otherwise dictated by resolution requirement only. An actual dual-beam combiner HUD is designed and various plots describing its performance are shown. This system is almost diffraction limited as dictated by the requirement of strict control over binocular disparity and image doubling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(3) doi: 10.1117/1.600651
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Ikbal Singh, Instruments Research and Development Establishment (United States)
Avinash Kumar, Instruments Research & Development Establishment (India)
Harpal S. Singh, Instruments Research & Development Establishment (India)
Om Prakash Nijhawan, Instruments Research and Development Establishment (India)

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