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Aviation Wide Angle Visual System (AWAVS): Visual System Performance
Author(s): Edward F. Kashork; James A. Turner
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Paper Abstract

This paper is intended to provide a continuance of information and data on the Navy's Wide Angle Visual Flight Simulator, designed to investigate improvements in visual systems technology and define simulator hardware performance requirements for Naval Aviation training. A general overview of the visual system hardware and its developed performance levels is presented. The initial configuration for carrier takeoff and landings includes a high resolution monochrome television camera which generates a narrow field of view target displayed in a low resolution seascape background. The target image is inset into the background and both images are electronically corrected for lens and perspective distortions by raster computers. The simulation has negligible error in perspective distortion to a target range of 2300 feet, and within 2 arc minutes beyond. Current visual performance measurements will be presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1978
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0162, Visual Simulation and Image Realism I, (22 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956886
Show Author Affiliations
Edward F. Kashork, Naval Training Equipment Center (United States)
James A. Turner, Singer-Link Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0162:
Visual Simulation and Image Realism I
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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