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A VLSI based real-time hidden surface elimination display system

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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

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 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
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Research Advisor(s):
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Thesis Committee:
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Defense Date:19 May 1980
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Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04092012-133954577
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:04092012-133954577
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ID Code:6896
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:09 Apr 2012 21:43
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:41

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