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System Would Generate Virtual Heads-Up DisplayProposed helmet-mounted electronic display system superimposes full-color alphanumerical and/or graphical information onto observer's visual field. Displayed information projected directly onto observer's retinas, giving observer illusion of full-size computer display in foreground or background. Display stereoscopic, holographic, or in form of virtual image. Used by pilots to view navigational information while looking outside or at instruments, by security officers to view information about critical facilities while looking at visitors, or possibly even stock-exchange facilities to view desktop monitors and overhead displays simultaneously. System includes acousto-optical tunable filter (AOTF), which acts as both spectral filter and spatial light modulator.
Document ID
19940000354
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Lambert, James L. (Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 18
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number
NPO-18736
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.