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Summary of the Advanced Research Projects Agency head-mounted display programs
Author(s): Henry J. Girolamo
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Paper Abstract

In 1991, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) established a head-mounted display (HMD) program as part of their High Definition Systems Program. The goals were to investigate, then develop new display technologies that would overcome the technical challenges of cathode-ray tubes, and satisfy DoD needs for improved HMDs. A Joint Services Working was formed to identify and define display specifications through common program goals. The technologies, Active Matrix Electroluminescent and Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display were selected as the candidate display technologies. The Combat Vehicle Crew-HMD program resulted as the testbed for integrating the new display technologies. Many military systems leveraging the ARPA-developed technologies have emerged as a result of the ARPA HMD program. The dual-use applications of these technologies comply with ARPA and user goals to have HMD systems that will have wide acceptance meeting the requirements of the military, medical, commercial, and consumer markets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2465, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements II, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209746
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Henry J. Girolamo, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2465:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements II
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Wendell Stephens; Loran A. Haworth, Editor(s)

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