Flight Simulator: Comparison of Resolution Thresholds for Two Light Valve Video Projectors.
Final rept. Oct 84-Aug 85,
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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The Air Force Human Resources LaboratoryOperations Training Division is developing a visual system for advanced tactical air combat simulators. As part of this work, two light valve video projectors were evaluated on their ability to display small, high-contrast images. The angular size of the smallest detail which could reliably be identified by an observer was determined for the General Electric PJ5155 and Sodern SVS-14 Video Projectors for stationary and moving targets under a variety of conditions. Several observers evaluated the projectors using variations of the stairstep procedure to determine minimum resolvable target size. For almost all conditions, observers were able to recognize smaller targets on the General Electric system than on the Sodern. With targets moving horizontally, however, minimum resolvable target size for the General Electric projector was significantly larger than for targets moving vertically or diagonally at the same speed. A hypothesis for this effect is discussed. Author
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