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A VLSI based real-time hidden surface elimination display system

Demetrescu, Stefan G. (1980) A VLSI based real-time hidden surface elimination display system. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:1980.4090-tr-80

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Abstract

This thesis describes a novel approach to the problem of generating dynamic TV raster displays for real-time simulation (such as for visual flight simulation). In particular, the most time consuming part of generating such displays, the hidden surface elimination, is performed using many identical custom VLSI processors. Each processor is assigned a surface and for each pixel, all processorscompete to decide which object is visible. It is found that this approach leads to a practical system which is conceptually and practically simple, expandable, and reliable.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1980.4090-tr-80
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:1980.4090-tr-80
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ID Code:26894
Collection:CaltechCSTR
Deposited By: Imported from CaltechCSTR
Deposited On:29 Jun 2001
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 14:08

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