Gary K. Starkweather

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Larger display surfaces are becoming increasingly available due to multi-monitor capability built into many systems, in addition to the rapid decrease in their costs. However, little is known about the performance benefits of using these larger surfaces compared to traditional single-monitor displays. In addition, it is not clear that current software(More)
This paper describes a projection system using DLP projectors and parabolic mirrors to provide a 90 • curved screen with a 4-to-1 aspect ratio. This display is intended to provide an 'immersive' experience for the user and facilitate a very large canvas on which to utilize multiple applications or single ones requiring a large screen. The resulting display(More)
Color management technology for personal computers is now becoming available on a broad basis. Much has been written about how to get the best color, what transforms to use etc. Among the most recent additions to editorial content has been issues regarding the use of sRGB as a standard interchange colorspace. Several articles have been rather shrill in(More)
—This paper presents the design and characterization of the zigzag transmissive microoptical switch. It consists of a highly space-efficient zigzag electrostatic actuator and opaque shutter pair, which cover the optical channel in order to modulate a focused incident light beam. The novel zigzag design increases the electrostatic force and extends the(More)
This paper presents likely the world's smallest electrostatic visible light highly space-efficient transmissive micro-optical switches (TMOS) for an integrated MEMS optical display system. Each TMOS represents one pixel with 150µm×150µm spacing in a display module. It is demonstrated that a zigzag electrostatic actuator of 47µm×160µm size can achieve a(More)
Ever since the dawn of the digital computer, invention, innovation, and creativity have been a hallmark of the industry. The mainframe computer seemed for a while to be the real player with experts or at least highly trained professionals operating these large and expensive machines. Most users were allowed to see them through glass windows but "hands on"(More)