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Polyplanar optical display
Author(s): James T. Veligdan; Leo Beiser; Cyrus Biscardi; Calvin Brewster; Leonard DeSanto
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Paper Abstract

The polyplanar optical display (POD) is a unique display screen which can be use with any projection source. This display screen is 2 inches thick and has a matte black face which allows for high contrast images. The prototype being developed is a form, fit and functional replacement display for the B-52 aircraft which uses a monochrome ten-inch display. The new display uses a 100 milliwatt green solid state laser as its optical source. In order to produce real- time video, the laser light is being modulated by a digital light processing (DLP) chip manufactured by Texas Instruments, Inc. A variable astigmatic focusing system is used to produce a stigmatic image on the viewing face of the POD. In addition to the optical design, we discuss the electronic interfacing to the DLP chip, the opto-mechanical design and viewing angle characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3057, Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277012
Show Author Affiliations
James T. Veligdan, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Leo Beiser, Leo Beiser Inc. (United States)
Cyrus Biscardi, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Calvin Brewster, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Leonard DeSanto, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3057:
Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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