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Application of flat panel devices to avionics head-up and helmet-mounted displays
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Paper Abstract

Avionics head up and helmet mounted displays have severe demands on luminance and resolution. There is a requirement to view the display over a range of ambient illumination from full sunlight to night and to provide high accuracy for weapon release. Installation constraints further complicate the optical design and mass is crucial for the head mounted hardware. Currently, the only display device that can meet these demands is the monochrome cathode ray tube (CRT). This paper explores the potential for replacing the CRT with a flat panel device (FPD). The problem areas such as installation, illumination and drive are discussed and the suitability of various flat panel technologies is considered. The potential for color is also reviewed. The paper is intended as an introduction to the application and future papers will address achievements as development progresses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies, (7 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266342
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher T. Bartlett, GEC Marconi Avionics Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2949:
Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies
Jan Bares; Christopher T. Bartlett; Paul A. Delabastita; Jose Luis Encarnacao; Nelson V. Tabiryan; Panos E. Trahanias; Arthur Robert Weeks, Editor(s)

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