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Optical Engineering

Three-Dimensional Frame Buffers For Interactive Analysis Of Three-Dimensional Data
Author(s): Gregory M. Hunter
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Paper Abstract

Two-dimensional data such as photos, x-rays, various types of satellite images, sonar, radar, seismic plots, etc., in many cases must be analyzed using frame buffers for purposes of medical diagnoses, crop estimates, mineral exploration, and so forth. In many cases the same types of sensors used to gather such samples in two dimensions can gather 3D data for even more effective analysis. Just as 2D arrays of data can be analyzed using frame buffers, three-dimensional data can be analyzed using SOLIDS-BUFFER memories. Image processors deal with samples from two-dimensional arrays and are based on frame buffers. The SOLIDS PROCESSOR system deals with samples from a three-dimensional volume, or solid, and is based on a 3D frame buffer. This paper focuses upon the SOLIDS-BUFFER system as used in the INSIGHT SOLIDS-PROCESSOR system from Phoenix Data Systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7973818
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 2
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Gregory M. Hunter, Phoenix Data Systems (United States)


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