Accession Number:

ADA415458

Title:

Image Generator Requirements for Driving the 5120 x 4096 Pixel Ultra High-Resolution Laser Projector

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 2001-Aug 2002

Corporate Author:

L3 COMMUNICATIONS MESA AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Air Force fighter pilots require eye-limited resolution for many simulator training scenarios and tasks. However, the field-of-view, brightness, and contrast of practically every visual system available today is far less than what the pilot sees looking out of the real aircraft. Because of this, current visual system do not provide a pilot with adequate or eye-limited visual definition. To provide eye-limited or 2020 visual acuity in a Boeing-St. Louis Visual Integrated Display System VIDS and the Air Forces Mobile Modular Display for Advanced Research and Training M2DART, an ultra high-resolution projector capable of displaying an unprecedented resolution of 5,120 pixels by 4,096 lines at 60 Hz frame rate is required. The Air Force Research Laboratory, in cooperation with Evans Sutherland Incorporated, is developing a laser projector based upon the Silicon Light Machines grating light value to meet this order-of-magnitude performance increase over current technology. This document describes the image generator interface, and capabilities required to provide imagery to this new class of projector.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE