Accession Number : ADA270578


Title :   A Full-Color, High-Resolution Laser Projector for a Flight Simulator Visual Display


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Jul 1993


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Peppler, Philipp W ; Gainer, J C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a270578.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Laser projection is a promising approach to solving many of the shortcomings associated with current flight simulator projection methods. The advantages of laser projection were investigated and are discussed. The characteristics of light valve, cathode-ray tube (CRT), liquid crystal display (LCD), and laser projectors are compared. It was found that laser projection offers many benefits over current projection technology. Laser projection promises an increased color gamut, higher luminance, zero persistence, and increased line rate. The technology required to develop an efficient, cost-effective laser projector was researched and is described. Recent advances in laser diodes, solid-state diodes, and other rapidly developing technologies and techniques promise new territory for laser projection. It is concluded that laser projection is a promising solution to the shortcomings of flight simulator visual displays and that the technology now exists to develop an efficient, cost effective laser projector. Laser projectors, Projectors, Cathode-ray tubes, Lasers, Resolution, Flight simulators Liquid crystal displays, Visual displays, Laser projection, Night vision goggles.


Descriptors :   *LASERS , *HIGH RESOLUTION , *LIQUID CRYSTALS , *COLORS , *CATHODE RAY TUBES , *FLIGHT SIMULATORS , DIODES , NIGHT VISION , OPTICAL DETECTORS , LUMINANCE , SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS , VALVES , GOGGLES , COSTS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , LIGHT , RATES


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE