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Novel Methods For Acquisition And Display Of Three Dimensional Surfaces
Author(s): Tom DeWitt
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Paper Abstract

This article is in two parts. Part I discloses the invention of a new range finding method, and Part II describes a novel video display architecture useful for viewing data acquired by such a range finder. Range finding by diffraction depends on the curvature of the wave front radiated from a point source as a proportional measure of distance. The novel display architecture, Random Address Processing, is a form of content-addressable memory built into a raster-scan graphics display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0754, Optical and Digital Pattern Recognition, (21 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939967
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Tom DeWitt, Raytel Inc. and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0754:
Optical and Digital Pattern Recognition
Hua-Kuang Liu; Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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