SIMULATION IMAGE GENERATION. VOLUME I. STUDY OF TELEVISION CAMERA AND OPTICAL PICKUP FROM SCALE RELIEF MODELS.
Final rept. 15 Mar-15 Sep 65,
GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH
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Simulation devices for high-speed low-level flight, approach, and landing are considered deficient in one or more of the areas of 1 depth of field, 2 resolution, 3 perspective, and 4 shading. Phase 1 of this study program is an investigation of these problems as they relate to an optical-pickupthree-dimensional-modeltelevision-system type of visual-image generator. The problems are examined in detail, and solutions or optimization techniques are offered for advancing the state of the art. Ten approaches - six with a single television channel in black-and-white and four in multiple-tube configuration, variously arranged for electronic depth-of-field improvement, color, and wide angle - are considered. A single-tube system with Scehimpflug-plane adaptive optics and a multiple-tube system with electronic data compilation of the equivalent high-resolution pickup plane are developed more fully these are the recommended designs, representing state-of-the-art advances for improving depth of field. For available high-resolution television systems, it is possible to design a practical optical-pickup image generator whose apparent resulting display resolution is essentially limited by the television characteristics for all typical conditions of probe-model relationships and simulated vehicle attitudes. Author
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