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18 May 2006 Immersive input display device (I2D2) for tactical information viewing
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Daylight readability of hand-held displays has been an ongoing issue for both commercial and military applications. In an effort to reduce the effects of ambient light on the readability of military displays, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) began investigating and developing advanced hand-held displays. Analysis and research of display technologies with consideration for vulnerability to environmental conditions resulted in the complete design and fabrication of the hand-held Immersive Input Display Device (I2D2) monocular. The I2D2 combines an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) SVGA+ micro-display developed by eMagin Corporation with an optics configuration inside a cylindrical housing. A rubber pressure-eyecup allows view ability only when the eyecup is depressed, eliminating light from both entering and leaving the device. This feature allows the I2D2 to be used during the day, while not allowing ambient light to affect the readability. It simultaneously controls light leakage, effectively eliminating the illumination, and thus preserving the tactical position, of the user in the dark. This paper will examine the characteristics and introduce the design of the I2D2.
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David E. Tremper, Kevin P. Burnett, Andrew R. Malloy, and Robert Wert "Immersive input display device (I2D2) for tactical information viewing", Proc. SPIE 6224, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays XI: Technologies and Applications, 62240T (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670413;

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