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1000 X difference between current displays and capability of human visual system: payoff potential for affordable defense systems
Author(s): Darrel G. Hopper
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Paper Abstract

Displays were invented just in the last century. The human visual system evolved over millions of years. The disparity between the natural world 'display' and that 'sampled' by year 2000 technology is more than a factor of one million. Over 1000X of this disparity between the fidelity of current electronic displays and human visual capacity is in 2D resolution alone. Then there is true 3D, which adds an additional factor of over 1000X. The present paper focuses just on the 2D portion of this grand technology challenge. Should a significant portion of this gap be closed, say just 10X by 2010, display technology can help drive a revolution in military affairs. Warfighter productivity must grow dramatically, and improved display technology systems can create a critical opportunity to increase defense capability while decreasing crew sizes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397759
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Darrel G. Hopper, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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