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Impact of panospheric imaging on cockpit displays
Author(s): Stephen L. Bogner; Doug M. Hanna; Chris A. Brosinsky; David T. Southwell
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Paper Abstract

It has often been assumed that the primary application of flat panel cockpit displays is in the presentation of computer generated data and 'virtual' environments. However, technology developments in the field of panoramic and panospheric imaging are dramatically influencing the anticipated development path of cockpit displays. Panospheric imaging (PI) is a technology which allows a substantially spherical field-of-view to be captured, digitally processed, and presented to an observer in the form of a fully immersive, stereoscopic, perspective corrected image or true panoramic strip image in still and full motion formats. The exploitation of PI is currently being limited by inadequate displays. To date, available displays are incapable of competently presenting the cylindrical or spherical visual fields to an operator. Ongoing research and development programs at Defence Research Establishment Suffield have demonstrated the ability to effectively capture and process substantially spherical fields of view. Current research programs are focused on advancing PI technologies toward application in Armored Fighting Vehicles, unmanned systems, and other commercial sectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3057, Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277025
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen L. Bogner, Defense Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)
Doug M. Hanna, Defense Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)
Chris A. Brosinsky, Defense Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)
David T. Southwell, Panoramic Viewing Systems Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3057:
Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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