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Design of integrated and microminiaturized multifunctional helmet controller
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Paper Abstract

Along with the rapid development of wearable computer and multi-medium technology, many units need to be mounted on the helmet such as micro display, camera, voice input and output components, even some devices for safety and security purpose. If these units and components are controlled by the wearable computer directly, it would make the interface between helmet and wearable computer complicated. The better way is to add a controller to the helmet, then the wearable computer only need to interface with the controller. The helmet controller controls all of the functional components of helmet. Of cause, it should be noticed that the dimensions of the components must be small since the volume of helmet for the controller is very limited. The core of the helmet controller we designed is composed of a digital signal processor (DSP) and field programmable logical array (FPGA). The DSP carries out the function of encoding, decoding, compression, encryption, synthesis, and filtering of image and voice signals. FPGA drives and controls a micro display, controls the functional components, as well. All of these reduced the amount of elements, enlarged the integration level, which realized the helmet controller microminiaturization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4711, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478893
Show Author Affiliations
Chengbin Liao, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Liying Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jian Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4711:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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