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Human factors of two-primary-color AMLCDs
Author(s): William F. Reinhart; David L. Post
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Paper Abstract

Demand for color head- and helmet-mounted displays (HMDs) is growing. Interest focuses on full-color systems, but a limited color repertoire is sufficient for some applications and can reduce cost and complexity significantly, especially when implemented using subtractive-color active-matrix liquid-crystal display (AMLCD) technology. Recently, Honeywell completed an extensive series of human factors experiments to answer important questions about the design and merits of two-primary subtractive-color AMLCDs for HMD applications. Our main conclusion is that a subtractive-color AMLCD with high aperture ratio should yield better image quality than a comparable spatially integrative AMLCD. Making use of a two-primary display's ability to produce mixture colors (e.g., yellow and orange) could also prove beneficial. This paper summarizes the experiments and findings that lead to these and other conclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2735, Head-Mounted Displays, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241883
Show Author Affiliations
William F. Reinhart, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
David L. Post, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2735:
Head-Mounted Displays
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Wendell Stephens; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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