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Aerial Image Systems
Author(s): Robert E. Clapp
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Paper Abstract

Aerial images produce the best stereoscopic images of the viewed world. Despite the fact that every optic in existence produces an aerial image, few persons are aware of their existence and possible uses. Constant reference to the eye and other optical systems have produced a psychosis of design that only considers "focal planes" in the design and analysis of optical systems. All objects in the field of view of the optical device are imaged by the device as an aerial image. Use of aerial images in vision and visual display systems can provide a true stereoscopic representation of the viewed world. This paper discusses aerial image systems - their applications and designs and presents designs and design concepts that utilize aerial images to obtain superior visual displays, particularly with application to visual simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0778, Display System Optics, (17 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940462
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Robert E. Clapp, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0778:
Display System Optics
Arthur Cox; Rudolf Hartmann, Editor(s)

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