NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1983
Reference Number: JPL-SO-76
Category: Computer Technology
Origin: Dicomed/jet Ropulsion Laboratory Contract
Dicomed Corporation was asked by NASA in the early 1970's to develop processing capabilities for recording images sent from Mars by Viking spacecraft. The company produced a film recorder which increased the intensity levels and the capability for color recording. This development led to a strong technology base resulting in sophisticated computer graphics equipment. Dicomed systems are used to record CAD & CAM equipment, to update maps and produce computer generated animation.
Page Number in Published book: 110-111
Manufacturer: DICOMED CORPORATION