ERIC Number: ED202467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Wide Angle, Color, Holographic Infinity Optics Display. Final Report.
Magarinos, Jose R.; Coleman, Daniel J.
The project described demonstrated not only the feasibility of producing a holographic compound spherical beamspliter mirror with full color response, but the performance and color capabilities of such a beamsplitter when incorporated into a Pancake Window Display system as a replacement for the classical glass spherical beamsplitter. This substitution is designed to reduce both weight and cost in the Pancake Window, which is the basic optical element in the visual systems of two advanced trainers--the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training (ASPT) and the Simulator for Air-to-Air Combat (SAAC). Background information is followed by descriptions of the various phases of the project: (1) development of holographic mirror resolution and spectral response control; (2) development of red response holograms with the argon ion laser, a red laser, and the krypton laser; (3) coupling of the holographic mirrors; (4) production of the blue, green, and red holograms; (5) assembly of the tricolor holographic mirror and holographic color Pancake Window; and (6) performance of the tricolor window. Conclusions and recommendations conclude the report. A description of the holographic facilities is appended, and five references are listed. (BK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Farrand Optical Co., Valhalla, NY.