Accession Number : AD0777242

Title :   Design and Synthesis of a Vector-Graphics System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Jeri L.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : Cathode-Ray Tube Vector Graphic Systems offer the user rapid interaction with either static or dynamic images. This report divides vector generators into two class-digital and analog--and gives multiple examples within each class. Comparisons are made and conclusions are drawn concerning the relative merits of each generation method. A complete vector graphic display system is developed based upon the Binary Rate Multiplier method of vector generation. Three system descriptions are offered. They are, hardware, software and state-transition oriented. Each subassembly within the system is completely specified. The techniques used are evaluated via a breadboard model. Actual photographs illustrated important display capabilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Minicomputers, *Cathode ray tube screens, Guided missile computers, Navigation computers, Surface to surface missiles, Conversion, Display systems, Graphics, Theses

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE