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Methods of automatic seamless tiling for rapid deployment of projection displays
Author(s): Michael Lamvik; Sonia Grego; Evan Martin; Dana Fox
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Paper Abstract

A large seamless display that could be set up rapidly, operated effectively, and moved quickly would be a great value to the military. Such a display system would be even more beneficial if it consisted entirely of easily available, commercial, off-the-shelf components, not dependent on a single supplier. We have designed a seamlessly tiled projection system to meet these needs. The system consists entirely of easily available, commercial, off-the-shelf equipment. We created software that records the location of projected images as detected by a digital camera, computes the movements necessary to align the images, and drives the projection lenses to align the seamlessly tiled display. We developed a method for rapid mechanical mounting of the projectors and camera. We chose commercial folding stands and a mirror-based alignment method that accelerated the mechanical setup. In field trials, our prototype was operational within one-half hour of opening the shipping cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5080, Cockpit Displays X, (10 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500956
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Lamvik, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Sonia Grego, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Evan Martin, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Dana Fox, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5080:
Cockpit Displays X
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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