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Raster Scan Computer Image Generation (CIG) System Based On Refresh Memory
Author(s): W. Dichter; K. Doris; C. Conkling
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Paper Abstract

A full color, Computer Image Generation (CIG) raster visual system has been developed which provides a high level of training sophistication by utilizing advanced semiconductor technology and innovative hardware and firmware techniques. Double buffered refresh memory and efficient algorithms eliminate the problem of conventional raster line ordering by allowing the generated image to be stored in a random fashion. Modular design techniques and simplified architecture provide significant advantages in reduced system cost, standardization of parts, and high reliability. The major system components are a general purpose computer to perform interfacing and data base functions; a geometric processor to define the instantaneous scene image; a display generator to convert the image to a video signal; an illumination control unit which provides final image processing; and a CRT monitor for display of the completed image. Additional optional enhancements include texture generators, increased edge and occultation capability, curved surface shading, and data base extensions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0303, Visual Simulation and Image Realism II, (29 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932651
Show Author Affiliations
W. Dichter, Gould Inc. (United States)
K. Doris, Gould Inc. (United States)
C. Conkling, Gould Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0303:
Visual Simulation and Image Realism II
K. Setty, Editor(s)

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