Accession Number : ADA484810


Title :   Design and Perception Testing of a Novel 3-D Autostereoscopic Holographic Display System


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Bochenek, Grace M. ; Meitzler, Thomas J. ; Muench, Paul ; Lane, Kimberly


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA484810


Report Date : 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) researchers are in the early stages of developing an autostereoscopic, 3-D holographic visual display system. The present system uses holographic optics, low and high-resolution projectors, and computer workstation graphics to achieve real-time, 3-D user-interactivity. This system is being used to conduct 3-D visual perception studies for the purpose of understanding the effects of 3-D in military target visual detection and as an alternative technique to CAD model visualization. The authors describe the present system configuration, operation, some of the technical limitations encountered during the system development, and the results of a human perception test that compared subject response times, hit rates and miss rates of visual detection when subjects used conventional 2-D methods versus the 3-D holographic image produced by the holographic display system. The results of this study revealed that 3D HOE system increased the perception of accuracy of moving vehicles. This research has provided some insights into which technology will be the best for presenting 3-D simulated objects to subjects or designers in the laboratory.


Descriptors :   *THREE DIMENSIONAL , *TARGET DETECTION , *HOLOGRAPHY , *STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , VISUAL PERCEPTION , HIGH RESOLUTION , SYMPOSIA , OPTICS , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : PHOTOGRAPHY
      OPTICS
      TARGET DIRECTION, RANGE AND POSITION FINDING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE