Accession Number : ADA322894

Title :   Display Simulation and Analysis: Two-Primary Color and Alternative Gray Scale Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 94-Aug 95,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY CENTER PHOENIX AZ

Personal Author(s) : Franklin, Henry ; Reinhart, William

PDF Url : ADA322894

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 473

Abstract : Two areas of display innovation have been identified which will promote the development of helmet or head mounted displays (HMDs) that are both small and inexpensive, while delivering high performance and reliability at the same time. These innovations involve the use of two-primary color displays and alternative gray scale control. Two-primary color displays offer the advantage of significant reductions in cost and complexity for applications such as aircraft helmet mounted sights and field process control monitors where the display requirements call for greater than monochrome, yet less than full, color, especially for subtractive color displays. Alternative gray scale control offers the potential for reduction of perceptual artifacts such as luminance and color handing, especially in displays with relatively limited numbers of gray scale levels. This report describes five principal tasks completed by Honeywell in the simulation and analysis of two-primary color display and alternative gray scale concepts: Display Requirement Analysis; System Configuration Concepts; Test Cell Fabrication and Evaluation; Display Analysis; and Simulation Development and Evaluation. The report also includes suggestions for additional future research.

Descriptors :   *COLOR DISPLAYS, *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, *GRAY SCALE, *HEAD UP DISPLAYS, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, AIRCRAFT, DISTRIBUTION, FABRICATION, TEST EQUIPMENT, REDUCTION, COSTS, RELIABILITY, CONFIGURATIONS, SIGHTS, MONITORS, ARTIFACTS, PERCEPTION, LUMINANCE.

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE