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Applications of spherical panoramic virtual displays for flight simulation
Author(s): Gregory J. Kintz
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Paper Abstract

Spherical panoramic virtual displays are a new environment for presenting high resolution visual information to an observer or observers within the display system. The spherical panoramic virtual display consists of a simple optical system and a unique LED scanning projector system. The image is collimated and is very high resolution over a very wide field of view. The image is generated by the projector forms a seamless image. The image has very high contrast ratio unlike many other projection based technologies. The technology of spherical panoramic virtual displays will be discussed with an emphasis for applications in flight simulation. Resolution, screen refresh rate, and modulation rate are calculated for compact fully immersive system. The design of the system with respect to contrast ratio, resolution, and aberrations will be analyzed with optical ray tracing calculations. Brightness and color gamut calculations will be presented for the system based on the commercially available LED components in the projector system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3690, Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications, (16 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357609
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Gregory J. Kintz, Optical Physics Consulting (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3690:
Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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