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FELIX 3D display: an interactive tool for volumetric imaging
Author(s): Knut Langhans; Detlef Bahr; Daniel Bezecny; Dennis Homann; Klaas Oltmann; Krischan Oltmann; Christian Guill; Elisabeth Rieper; Goetz Ardey
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Paper Abstract

The FELIX 3D display belongs to the class of volumetric displays using the swept volume technique. It is designed to display images created by standard CAD applications, which can be easily imported and interactively transformed in real-time by the FELIX control software. The images are drawn on a spinning screen by acousto-optic, galvanometric or polygon mirror deflection units with integrated lasers and a color mixer. The modular design of the display enables the user to operate with several equal or different projection units in parallel and to use appropriate screens for the specific purpose. The FELIX 3D display is a compact, light, extensible and easy to transport system. It mainly consists of inexpensive standard, off-the-shelf components for an easy implementation. This setup makes it a powerful and flexible tool to keep track with the rapid technological progress of today. Potential applications include imaging in the fields of entertainment, air traffic control, medical imaging, computer aided design as well as scientific data visualization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2002
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4660, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IX, (23 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468031
Show Author Affiliations
Knut Langhans, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Detlef Bahr, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Daniel Bezecny, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Dennis Homann, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Klaas Oltmann, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Krischan Oltmann, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Christian Guill, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Elisabeth Rieper, VFN e.V. (Germany)
Goetz Ardey, Technical Univ. of Braunschweig (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4660:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IX
Mark T. Bolas; Andrew J. Woods; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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