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Helmet-mounted area of interest
Author(s): George Kelly; Martin Shenker; Paul Weissman
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Paper Abstract

A novel simulator display system is described. The display consists of a full field of view rear screen projection display and a narrow field of view high resolution helmet-mounted display (HMD). The HMD is worn by the pilot within the projection display. The virtual image of the HMD is thus superimposed upon the real image of the projection display. This hybrid approach to building a wide field of view display takes advantage of the beneficial aspects of both projection displays and HMDs. The result is a low cost total field of view display with high resolution. Several system design problems arise in the integration of the HMDwith the projection display. These issues are discussed, and include: the design of an HMD eyepiece with minimal obtrusiveness, visual blending of the HMD imagery with the projected imagery, and timing and perspective issues relating to the computer generated imagery presented by both the HMD and the projection display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1695, Helmet-Mounted Displays III, (30 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131952
Show Author Affiliations
George Kelly, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Martin Shenker, Martin Shenker Optical Design, Inc. (United States)
Paul Weissman, Martin Shenker Optical Design, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1695:
Helmet-Mounted Displays III
Thomas M. Lippert, Editor(s)

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