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DEVELOPMENT OF VISUAL SIMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR ASTRONAUTICAL FLIGHT TRAINING. VOLUME I: HIGH RESOLUTION TELEVISION; ELECTRONIC PLANETARIUM.
Final rept., Jan 61-May 62,
BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO N Y
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A program was conducted to study extra wideband closed circuit television, to experimentally evaluate available high resolution closed circuit television and high gain projection screens, and to develop a technique for the electronic genera tion of the celestial star field. These subjects were selected from the problem areas recommended for further study and development in the prelimi nary phase of this study, reported in Wright Air Development Division Technical Report 60-756, A Study of Visual Simulation Techniques for Astro nautical Flight Training. The state-of-the-art of wideband television was studied and performance growth for the next ten years is predicted. The experimental evaluation of a 20-mc television system led to a greater understanding of the ca pabilities and limitations of wideband television systems. The investigation of high gain projec tion screens examined the areas of simulation in which the various types of screen material are most useful and those in which further development is needed to realize the full potentials of mate rial designs. The development of the electronic generation of the celestial star field demon strates the feasibility of the electronic storage of digital data for the description of visual scenes. Author
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