2017 SID/OLED-Association and Veritas et Visus AR/VR Conference Wednesday, May 24, 2017 LA Convention Center
Thomas Burnett CTO/Principal Investigator FoVi 3D
Title: Light-field Display Architecture and Important Properties of Light-field Displays
Abstract: Light-field displays produce 3D aerial imagery without requiring special headgear and/or head/eye tracking. This talk will review an application agnostic light-field display architecture and describe the cognitive benefits of 3D light-field visualization. Important light-field display properties and their effect on the 3D aerial image will be discussed. Bio: Texas A&M University, B.S. Computer Science 1989. Thomas graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has spent 25+ years developing, architecting, and managing computer software and hardware projects including processor logic synthesis and simulation, 2D image processing pipelines, 2D/3D and light-field rendering solutions, 3D physics engines and 2D/3D games. Thomas has been a developer/manager with multiple visualization start-up companies in and around Austin's Silicon Hills. At Applied Science Fiction (ASF) he co-developed image processing libraries and a processing pipeline to render images from exposed yet undeveloped 35mm film. While at Zebra Imaging, he architected and/or managed all the software systems responsible for the successful production of static and dynamic holographic light-field display systems. He was the computation hardware and software architect for the multimillion-dollar Urban Photonic Sand-table Display Program (UPSD) initiated by DARPA. As a Principal Investigator of the UPSD program, he transitioned this technology to both government and commercial agencies. As the CTO of FoVI3D, Thomas is currently leading the following SBIR programs to advance the state of the art of light-field display technology:
AF131-023 Holographic Video Display Create the ‘next generation’ light-field display and increase 3D aerial image fidelity.
AF141-021 Holographic Light-field 3D Display Metrology Define, capture and quantify physical and psychophysical light-field display metrology.
AF16-AT07 Streaming Model for Field of Light Displays Define the 3D application interfaces for 3D multi-plane, volumetric and light-field displays.
A16-044 Simple Cognitive Based Visualization Define and develop novel 3D light-field visualization paradigms to reduce the cognitive load on the warfighter.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.