Accession Number : ADA328897

Title :   Microlaser-Based Projection Display for Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Nov 96,

Corporate Author : LASER POWER RESEARCH SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Fink, Charles G. ; Bergstedt, Robert ; Flint, Graham ; Hargis, David ; Pepplier, Phillpp W.

PDF Url : ADA328897

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Recent developments in microlasers now promise the means to construct a portable, efficient, and relatively low-cost laser projection display. The microlaser-based 'direct write' projection display produces realistic images never before seen in simulators. The revolutionary improvement in image quality and brightness results from the development of high power red, green, and blue microlasers. These sources, combined with the high resolution, high contrast modulators produce a 24-bit color gamut capable of supporting the full range of real-world colors. The unique modulator and the optical scanner of the 'direct-write' configuration produces the high resolution display required for the dynamic visual scene detail of the demanding simulation environment. The 'picture window' imagery supported by this display will provide the detail required for fighter aircraft visual displays and will challenge the image generators to continue to improve source imagery. Laser Power Corporation, under a Small Business Innovation Research contract to Armstrong Laboratory's Aircrew Training Research Division, is developing a new microlaser-based projector for flight simulator displays.

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, HIGH POWER, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, CONTRAST, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, LOW COSTS, LASERS, HIGH RESOLUTION, BRIGHTNESS, QUALITY, CONFIGURATIONS, COLORS, IMAGES, FLIGHT SIMULATION, OPTICAL SCANNING, MINIATURE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MODULATORS, VISUAL AIDS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE