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Reduce blurring and distortion in a projection type virtual image display using integrated small optics
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Paper Abstract

Head Up Display (HUD) is being applied to automobile. HUD displays information as far virtual image on the windshield. Existing HUD usually displays planar information. If the image corresponding to scenery on the road like Augmented Reality (AR) is displayed on the HUD, driver can efficiently get the information. To actualize this, HUD covering large viewing field is needed. However existing HUD cannot cover large viewing field. Therefore we have proposed system consisting of projector and many small diameter convex lenses. However observed virtual image has blurring and distortion . In this paper, we propose two methods to reduce blurring and distortion of images. First, to reduce blurring of images, distance between each of screen and lens comprised in lens array is adjusted. We inferred from the more distant the lens from center of the array is more blurred that the cause of blurring is curvature of field of lens in the array. Second, to avoid distortion of images, each lens in the array is curved spherically. We inferred from the more distant the lens from center of the array is more distorted that the cause of distortion is incident angle of ray. We confirmed effectiveness of both methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9392, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2015, 93920P (17 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183173
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Tatsuya Hasegawa, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Tomohiro Yendo, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9392:
The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2015
Margaret Dolinsky; Ian E. McDowall, Editor(s)

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