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Advanced displays for the F/A-18E/F Hornet: application of AMLCD and touch sensing technology in an existing tactical fighter/attack crewstation
Author(s): Gregory J. Hardy; Donald F. Wilkins; R. Nick Wright
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the role that advanced display technology has in the upgrade of the F/A- 18 Hornet to the E/F configuration. Application of Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) technology improves display performance and reliability and enables increased display processing capability. The paper provides a system-level description of two of the new F/A-18E/F displays, the Multipurpose Color Display and the Touch-Sensitive Up-Front Control Display. A brief comparison of performance and capability to the CRT-based display technology that is being displaced is made in conjunction with a discussion of the key performance characteristics of the new display hardware and graphics generation circuitry. An overview of the challenges of incorporating AMLCD technology into an existing tactical fighter crewstation, including optical and thermal performance is provided, followed by a review of the testing that has been performed to validate AMLCD and Touch Sensing technology use in the F/A-18.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2219, Cockpit Displays, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177778
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Hardy, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Donald F. Wilkins, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
R. Nick Wright, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2219:
Cockpit Displays
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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