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Rugged COTS 12.1-in. diagonal AMLCD multipurpose display for the U.S. Army's Rotorcraft Pilot's Associate cockpit
Author(s): Randall C. Pyles; Richard Hetherington
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Paper Abstract

The primary objective of the Rotorcraft pilot's Associate (RPA) program is to enhance mission effectiveness of future combat helicopters through development and application of knowledge based associate systems for cognitive decision aiding. Enhanced mission capability is supported by an increase in pilot situational awareness made possible through the development of the associate and the integration of advanced sensors, controls, and displays. The crewstation display suite showcases ruggedized commercial of-the-shelf 12.1 inch diagonal, full color, 64 gray shade, XGA resolution AMLCDs. These multipurpose displays will be installed three abreast landscape style in the copilot gunner station of an AH-64D longbow apache helicopter for RPA system flight testing. The display program requirements and system architecture are outlined and discussed. The display unit subassembly details are provided with justification related to design level trade studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3057, Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276975
Show Author Affiliations
Randall C. Pyles, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)
Richard Hetherington, Tulip Development Labs., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3057:
Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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