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Implementation issues for the full-time full-resolution stereoscopic 3D flat panel display
Author(s): James C. Kirsch; Brian K. Jones; John L. Johnson; David B. Chenault; Ilan D. Kleinberger; Paul Kleinberger; Hillel Goldberg; J. Yosh Mantinband; Michael W. Jones
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Paper Abstract

The proliferation of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) has resulted in a need for the capability to see the operational environment in stereo. In a previous paper the theoretical underpinnings for new types of stereoscopic and autostereoscopic flat-panel displays with full-time, full-resolution images (i.e., no temporal multiplexing and no spatial multiplexing) were presented. Recently, a stereoscopic prototype has been constructed at the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile RDEC and testing is underway. The research presented here describes the application of two liquid crystal displays (LCD) sandwiched together to form a compact, rugged stereoscopic display. Polarized glasses are used to view the image in stereo. The prototype provides a full-time, full-resolution stereoscopic 3D display in a package slightly thicker, but no larger, than the standard liquid crystal display used in laptop computers. The LCDs have been characterized using a Stokes vector polarimeter. The characterization results were very interesting and led to some changes in the encoding algorithms. Significant improvements in the display quality were achieved through these adaptations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5291, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XI, (21 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.530054
Show Author Affiliations
James C. Kirsch, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
Brian K. Jones, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
John L. Johnson, U. S. Army Europe (United States)
David B. Chenault, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ilan D. Kleinberger, 3ality Ltd. (United States)
Paul Kleinberger, 3ality Ltd. (United States)
Hillel Goldberg, 3ality Ltd. (United States)
J. Yosh Mantinband, 3ality Ltd. (United States)
Michael W. Jones, SYColeman, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5291:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XI
Mark T. Bolas; Andrew J. Woods; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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