Demetrescu, Stefan G. (1980) A VLSI based real-time hidden surface elimination display system. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:04092012-133954577
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 processors compete to decide which object is visible.
It is found that this approach leads to a practical system which is conceptually and practically simple, expandible, and reliable.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Master's thesis)|
|Subject Keywords:||Computer Science|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Computer Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Restricted to Caltech community only|
|Defense Date:||19 May 1980|
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|Deposited By:||Benjamin Perez|
|Deposited On:||09 Apr 2012 21:43|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 04:41|
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