Frank Lantz

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    Ed Lantz is Chief Engineer at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, Florida. He received the B.S. (1982) and M.S. (1984) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Tech. He led optical signal processing research at Harris Corp until early 1991, when he joined AMPO to develop next-generation planetarium systems. Accomplishments include a polychromatic acousto-optic modulator for laser graphics, advanced RGB laser graphics projector, DSP-based celestial motion control system, and an object-oriented planetarium scripting and control system for the Power Macintosh. Mr. Lantz’s interests include spherical perspective transformation and rendering algorithms, domed video projection, and advanced techniques for group interactivity.