Northstar Technology

Northstar is 3D perception’s turn-key simulation display solution, and is the fusion of the following live-linked sub-systems:

nBox: Next-generation display processor and manager

Aurora & StarScan: Automatic image alignment technologies

Simulation Certified Projectors: Professional simulation projectors

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– Centralized system control

– Industry-leading auto-warp and blend precision

– Push-button color and luminance calibration

– Complete Image Generator independence


Auto-aligning Instrumented Screens

3D perception’s Aurora auto-aligning instrumented screens feature embedded sensors. WarpSync and ChromaSync sensors detect the alignment and quality projector images, communicate with nBox, and automatically make precision adjustments to geometry, edge blending, color and intensity.



Completely Independent Warp, Blend, and Display Management

At the heart of 3D perception’s Northstar solution is nBox, an all-in-one display processor that warps, blends, and color corrects raw IG content. nBox outputs to multiple projectors and seamlessly displays imagery across any shaped screen. nBox calibrates color, gamma, contrast and compensates for hot spots, creating a truly consistent image.


Certified Projectors

3D perception products are projector-independent. This allows our customers to retain the benefits of a rapidly advancing feature set available in the professional projector marketplace. Not every commercially available projector should be used in a real-time, long service life, deterministic environment. This is why we have developed the Northstar Simulation Certified Projector Program – to indicate to our customers the specific projectors that pass our qualification of fit for use in professional simulation environments and are fully interoperable and seamlessly managed within 3D perception’s Northstar solution.



Automatic Image Alignment Scanner

StarScan devices can be mounted virtually anywhere in the display system and can automatically align itself using reference points on the screen, enabling repeatable, high accuracy performance, even from off-center locations. Using high precision gimbal pointing, StarScan operated up to a 360° azimuth and 135° elevation range, with options for eye-limiting resolution accuracy.


Eclipse™ Dynamic Optical Blenders

Day to Night and Everything Inbetween

3D perception’s Eclipse™ Dynamic Optical Blenders remove the visible edges and render the image seamless across the entire display. The blenders optimize the image without sacrificing contrast in favor of black level uniformity. Blenders automatically make adjustments to the scene upon receiving time-of-day signals from the simulator. The Northstar system allows for smooth interpolation between scenarios, enabling a seamless and dynamic transition from day to night without interruption.



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