Date of Award

5-2010

Level of Access

Campus-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Engineering

Advisor

Bruce Segee

Second Committee Member

Rick Eason

Third Committee Member

Yifeng Zhu

Abstract

This thesis describes in detail three approaches to inexpensive tiled high resolution displays that have been explored at the University of Maine with support from NSF Grants DRL-0717583, CNS-0617430, and Maine EPSCoR Award 0904155. The first system is based on a single computer driving multiple displays. The second is a distributed system that tiles multiple independent systems into a single display. The final system expands on the capabilities of the second and becomes a flexible, reconfigurable system for tiled display based visualization. This thesis also outlines the benefits and drawbacks of each system so that a decision might be made on which type of visualization wall to use given a specific set of requirements. Lastly, it hints towards some future work that could be completed on each system.

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