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Display for advanced research and training: an inexpensive answer to tactical simulation
Author(s): Melvin L. Thomas; Gale Reining; George Kelly
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Paper Abstract

Realizing that the cost per channel of computerized scene generation would likely drop rapidly in the future and that the cost of visual projectors was similarly decreasing, the authors concluded that a full field-of-view display, consisting of many scene generation channels and projectors, could become economically feasible. Phase I of this project was tested by installing eight rear screen projectors on eight facets of a dodecahedron, and driving it with six channels of an existing scene generator. The result was a very bright, high-contrast display that has been most pleasing to all who have seen it. Phase II development attempts to increase resolution. While the resolution obtained in Phase I is sufficient for many tasks, it is inadequate for some air-to-ground weapon delivery tasks and longer range interaction with aircraft in air-to-air engagements. Phase II adds a two level of resolution, low cost, light weight, high resolution helmet mounted display. The result will be an affordable high performance display system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1456, Large Screen Projection, Avionic, and Helmet-Mounted Displays, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45428
Show Author Affiliations
Melvin L. Thomas, Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Gale Reining, General Electric Co. (United States)
George Kelly, Univ. of Daytona Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1456:
Large Screen Projection, Avionic, and Helmet-Mounted Displays
Harry M. Assenheim; Richard A. Flasck; Thomas M. Lippert; Jerry Bentz, Editor(s)

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