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Statis omnidirectional stereoscopic display system
Author(s): George G. Barton; Sidney Feldman; Jeffrey Andrew Beckstead
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Paper Abstract

A unique three camera stereoscopic omnidirectional viewing system based on the periscopic panoramic camera described in the 11/98 SPIE proceedings (AM13). The 3 panoramic cameras are equilaterally combined so each leg of the triangle approximates the human inter-ocular spacing allowing each panoramic camera to view 240 degree(s) of the panoramic scene, the most counter clockwise 120 degree(s) being the left eye field and the other 120 degree(s) segment being the right eye field. Field definition may be by green/red filtration or time discrimination of the video signal. In the first instance a 2 color spectacle is used in viewing the display or in the 2nd instance LCD goggles are used to differentiate the R/L fields. Radially scanned vidicons or re-mapped CCDs may be used. The display consists of three vertically stacked 120 degree(s) segments of the panoramic field of view with 2 fields/frame. Field A being the left eye display and Field B the right eye display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3835, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Optical Metrology, and Inspection V, (16 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370249
Show Author Affiliations
George G. Barton, Bismarc, Inc. (United States)
Sidney Feldman, RD Services (United States)
Jeffrey Andrew Beckstead, InterScience, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3835:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Optical Metrology, and Inspection V
Kevin G. Harding, Editor(s)

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