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Miniature display technologies for helmet- and head-mounted displays
Author(s): Michael R. Worboys; Suzanne C.M. Day; Stephen J. Foster; Sharon N. Radcliffe; Keith Mitchell; David G. Vass; Ian Underwood
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing requirement for helmet or head mounted display systems that can deliver task-specific information direct to the user on a personal basis. The complexity of this information (and consequently that of the display) can range from simple status indicators through to high quality video. In this paper, we review three miniature display technologies which have been, or are being developed by GEC-Marconi for helmet or head mounted applications. These are light emitting diodes (LEDs), DC thin film electroluminescent displays and ferroelectric liquid crystal over CMOS silicon. The current development status of each of these technologies is reviewed and some of the factors governing the choice of a particular technology discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2218, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177370
Show Author Affiliations
Michael R. Worboys, GEC-Marconi Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Suzanne C.M. Day, GEC-Marconi Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Stephen J. Foster, GEC-Marconi Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Sharon N. Radcliffe, GEC-Marconi Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Keith Mitchell, GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David G. Vass, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ian Underwood, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2218:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Wendell Stephens; Loran A. Haworth, Editor(s)

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