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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 5383–5390

Evaluation of a variable-addressability monocular

Kenneth Kubala and R. Brian Hooker  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 25, pp. 5383-5390 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.005383


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Abstract

A variable-addressability monocular that provides a variation in resolution across the field of view is presented. The variation in resolution is based on the eye’s visual-acuity curve. A prototype has been built that does a nonlinear mapping of the pixels, designed to work most efficiently with the human visual system. In addition a conventional, uniform-addressability prototype has been built. A human-factors experiment is presented that directly compares the variable-addressability prototype with the conventional system. The human-factors results show that the variable-addressability prototype provides better resolution 13% of the time but is 15% slower in use than the uniform-addressability prototype.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(330.1070) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - acuity

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2001
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2002
Published: September 1, 2002

Citation
Kenneth Kubala and R. Brian Hooker, "Evaluation of a variable-addressability monocular," Appl. Opt. 41, 5383-5390 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-25-5383


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