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Viewing Angle: A Matter of Perspective

Published

Author(s)

T. G. Fiske, L. D. Silverstein, C. Penn, Edward F. Kelley

Abstract

Setting viewing angle requirements and specifications for displays depends on how viewing angle is defined. There is significant confusion in the industry regarding the definition and use of horizontal and vertical viewing angle. Moreover, the relations between viewing angle defined in Cartesian coordinates and common representations in spherical and goniometer-specific coordinates are often confused. This paper will show how incorrect definitions of viewing angle and failures to apply appropriate transformations between coordinate systems lead to errors in setting specifications and reporting results.
Proceedings Title
Viewing Angle: A Matter of Perspective
Volume
29
Conference Dates
May 17-22, 1998
Conference Location
Anaheim, CA

Keywords

display measurement, display modeling, display standards, viewing angle

Citation

Fiske, T. , Silverstein, L. , Penn, C. and Kelley, E. (1998), Viewing Angle: A Matter of Perspective, Viewing Angle: A Matter of Perspective, Anaheim, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=27360 (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created April 30, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021