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Improving AMLCD durability under high solar loads
Author(s): Gregory J. Hardy; Sudhakar N. Kulkarni; William Phillips
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Paper Abstract

Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (AMLCDs) are being called upon to operate in environments which are increasingly harsh. The displays studied in this paper were originally designed for an environment from -55 to +85 degree(s)C. Open (bubble canopy) cockpits expose the displays to extremely high solar loads in some environments. This paper presents a summary of modeling techniques used to predict maximum AMLCD temperatures under F/A-18E/F aircraft storage conditions. Results from testing of displays and polarizer lamination test samples in these predicted environments are also presented. The development test process resulted in significant improvements and the identification of other issues which need to be resolved before AMLCDs can be guaranteed to be truly durable in these environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2462, Cockpit Displays II, (5 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210954
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Hardy, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Sudhakar N. Kulkarni, Kaiser Electronics (United States)
William Phillips, OIS Optical Imaging Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2462:
Cockpit Displays II
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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