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Integrated diver display device (ID3) for diver applications
Author(s): David Tremper; Andy Brosky
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Paper Abstract

New underwater computer systems have the potential to provide military divers in operational scenarios with the processing power of laptop or desktop computers. While this computing capability is greatly advancing, heads-up displays (HUDs) currently integrated into dive masks are capable of presenting only limited amounts of operational data. Diver situational awareness can be greatly improved by providing increased imagery for accessing and utilizing all of the processing in these next generation dive computers. In an effort to improve operational efficiency in diver scenarios by providing an enhanced display, the Naval Research Lab leveraged technologies developed for the Immersive Input Display Device (I2D2) in the development of the Integrated Diver Display Device (ID3). The ID3 leverages an organic light emitting diode (OLED) micro-display combined with a magnifying optic to provide a full color SVGA solution within the dive mask without dramatically impacting the diver's line of sight (LOS). By not obstructing LOS, the diver maintains his forward vision and environmental awareness while gaining access to critical situational awareness data. This paper will examine the development and capabilities of the ID3 for dive applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6557, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XII: Design and Applications, 65570A (1 May 2007);
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David Tremper, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Andy Brosky, Cardinal Scientific, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6557:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XII: Design and Applications
Randall W. Brown; Colin E. Reese; Peter L. Marasco; Thomas H. Harding, Editor(s)

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