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Film-Based Systems For Flight Simulator Visual Systems
Author(s): A. F. Collier
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Paper Abstract

Two visual display systems for use with flight simulators, the Singer variable anamorphic motion picture system (referred to as the VAMP*) and the Singer scanned motion picture system (referred to as the SCAMP*), both use, as the image storing medium, film taken from an aircraft flying a prescribed flight path. Terrain photographed from a given point and attitude, so having a given perspective, is altered by both systems to show the same terrain viewed from a different point and attitude, with correspondingly different perspective. Data recorded during filming provide a digital computer with information about the position, velocity, etc. of the filming aircraft. Differences between the filmed flight path and the simulator flight path are used to cause the systems to correct the visual scene perspective to that corresponding to the simulator's actual spatial position. In the VAMP Visual System, the changes are produced optically, and in the SCAMP Visual System, electronically. Used with flight simulators, both systems enable pilots to "fly" maneuvers under various day and night conditions, in fog, and under, in and above clouds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0059, Simulators and Simulation II: Design, Applications and Techniques, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954365
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A. F. Collier, The Singer Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0059:
Simulators and Simulation II: Design, Applications and Techniques
Frank Lewandowski, Editor(s)

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