Proceedings PaperApplications of an advanced graphics processor
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This paper outlines the need to develop an advanced graphics presentation system consisting of a high performance, graphics processor coupled with a high pixel count, helmet mounted or head down display device designed for the military avionics environment. The graphics processor required is a multi-channel, modular system capable of generating perspective view, composite graphics from multiple sources to include digital terrain databases, video sensor data, and PHIGS graphics structures. Display devices must be developed which can be manufactured in a range of sizes from 1 in2 to 300 in2, with pixel densities of up to 2000 pixels per inch, and be readable in sunlight from a wide field of view. These requirements are driven by the desire to update combatants with timely intelligence information as the mission proceeds. This technology is applicable to a wide range of weapon systems to include tactical fighters, battle tanks and highly portable systems to be used by infantry soldiers.