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Advancements in the micromirror array projector technology II
Author(s): D. Brett Beasley; Matt Bender; Jay Crosby; Sean McCall; Tim Messer; Daniel A. Saylor
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Paper Abstract

The Micromirror Array Projector System (MAPS) is a state-of-the-art dynamic scene projector developed by Optical Sciences Corporation (OSC) for Hardware-In-the-Loop (HWIL) simulation and sensor test applications. Since the introduction of the first MAPS in 2001, OSC has continued to improve the technology and develop systems for new projection and test applications. The MAPS is based upon the Texas Instruments Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) which has been modified to project high resolution, realistic imagery suitable for testing sensors and seekers operating in the UV, visible, NIR, and IR wavebands. This paper reviews the basic design and describes recent developments and new applications of the MAPS technology. Recent developments for the MAPS include increasing the format of the micromirror array to 1280x1024, increasing the video frame rate to >230 Hz, development of a DMD active cooling system, and development of a high-temperature illumination blackbody.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5785, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X, (20 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604443
Show Author Affiliations
D. Brett Beasley, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Matt Bender, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jay Crosby, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Sean McCall, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Tim Messer, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Daniel A. Saylor, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5785:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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