Other Global Volumetric Systems



University of Canterbury, New Zealand

From down under comes some substantial improvements by Drs. Blundell and Schwartz on Ketchpel's pioneering work using spinning phosphor screen  with a cathode ray tube (CRT).   Aspects of the system hold promise for lightweight, high performance volumetric imagers.


Stanford University

In 1996, Stanford University's Elizabeth Downing under Professor Hesselink has been perfecting the Swainson approach using intersecting infrared lasers in rare-earth doped glass. The fortune teller's true crystal cube.

This approach holds promise for environments where weight and heat dissipation are not major factors.

Texas Instruments 1993 Texas Instruments

With funding from the US Air Force, Texas Instruments & Raytheon have been one of the major competitive forces in the field in the early 1990s.. After many years developing a laser-scanning system, TI last public adaptation included an example of our Volumetric Imaging Projection Technology. Key researchers have been R.D. Williams and F. Garcia.  Raytheon purchased the division in the late 1990's.

U.S. Navy - NOSC

NOSC has supported diverse volumetric displays during the past decade. They first adopted the 'laser scanning on a helical screen' designed at the U. of Stuttgart. Dr. Parvis Soltan, the project director, is a leading proponent of true volume imaging and has conducted numerous field tests of systems in air traffic control and related applications. Ongoing projects are quite diverse and should lead to many interesting contributions to the field.

Copyright 1997 Holoverse
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