Accession Number : AD0704902

Title :   THE APPLICATION OF MOIRE FRINGE EFFECTS TO VISUAL INSTRUMENTATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BIO-DYNAMICS INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Weene,Paul

Report Date : 28 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The study was performed to investigate the feasibility of utilizing Moire fringe effects (MFE) in instruments intended for human observers. The first phase of the project began with the development of adequate definitions for Moire fringe effects and their components, followed by an attempt to classify Moire effects. An extensive series of pilot studies followed, performed to explore some qualitative and quantitative properties of MFE and to describe limitations to Moire displays. The findings were interpreted in terms of instrument considerations and applications, and resulted in recommendations for the utilization of MFE. Phase II of the study was concerned with the design and construction of instruments incorporating Moire fringe effects and with practical considerations involved in their manufacture. The range potential applications of the MFE phenomena was investigated and several representative instruments were selected. The designs for these instruments were than developed and prototypes constructed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *VISUAL PERCEPTION), (*INSTRUMENTATION, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), IMAGES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE