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A VLSI Based Real-Time Hidden Surface Elimination Display System


Demetrescu, Stefan Gabriel (1980) A VLSI Based Real-Time Hidden Surface Elimination Display System. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z9GF0RGD.


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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Defense Date:19 May 1980
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04092012-133954577
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ID Code:6896
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:09 Apr 2012 21:43
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:54

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