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Optical design of a wide-angle simulator probe
Author(s): Ian Marshall
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Paper Abstract

An optical design concept is presented for a wide field of view camera, used to take pictures of a model board, which are displayed to the pilot of a simulated aircraft in real time. The concept achieves mapping functions and perspectives in three separate images that match the display system properties over 140 degrees field of view. This enables fast feedback of the model board images to the pilot by avoiding the need for computer correction of optical distortion. The geometry of the lens system also ensures good uniformity of brightness over the whole field of view. The provision of three axes of angular movement and computer optical design techniques are discussed. The general design and fabrication of a prototype is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246685
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Ian Marshall, Lens and Optical System Design Consultant (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2774:
Design and Engineering of Optical Systems
Joseph J. M. Braat, Editor(s)

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