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A method for generating enhanced vision displays using OpenGL video texture
Author(s): Kenneth L. Bernier
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Paper Abstract

Degraded visual conditions can marvel the curious and destroy the unprepared. While navigation instruments are trustworthy companions, true visual reference remains king of the hills. Poor visibility may be overcome via imaging sensors such as low light level charge-coupled-device, infrared, and millimeter wave radar. Enhanced Vision systems combine this imagery into a comprehensive situation awareness display, presented to the pilot as reference imagery on a cockpit display, or as world-conformal imagery on head-up or head-mounted displays. This paper demonstrates that Enhanced Vision imaging can be achieved at video rates using typical CPU / GPU architecture, standard video capture hardware, dynamic non-linear ray tracing algorithms, efficient image transfer methods, and simple OpenGL rendering techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7689, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2010, 76890C (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852771
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Kenneth L. Bernier, The Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7689:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2010
Jeff J. Güell; Kenneth L. Bernier, Editor(s)

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