Multi-steridian Image Display for Anechoic Simulators (MIDAS)
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DOD / USAF
"Simulation of the real world has long been recognized as an effective means for testing military equipment. However, effective testing requires that simulation be of high fidelity. It becomes paramount, therefore, to model accurately the environment inwhich simulation takes place. For human-in-the-loop testing, the need for fidelity places severe demands upon display technology; demands that push the limits of virtual imagery with respect to resolution, brightness, field of view, and contrast ratio.This is particularly true when a display must be HUD compatible; i.e., when imagery must be projected from infinity. The Air Force's Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic Systems (PRIMES) facility provides a simulated environment wherein testsare conducted within an RF anechoic chamber. This calls for displays that have little or no influence upon RF fields. During our Phase I program, we identified and demonstrated via proof-of-concept testing a combination of display technologies thatprovides infinity-based out-the-window imagery without involving either electronic or metallic surfaces within the chamber. Our proposed Phase II program will integrate these technologies so as to develop a panoramic display which will be delivered to theAir Force for test and evaluation within the PRIMES facility."
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