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Comparison of custom versus COTS AMLCDs for military and avionic applications
Author(s): Van Angelo
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Paper Abstract

AMLCD's are currently the flat panel technology of choice for military systems and civil transport avionic applications, both new and retrofit. Historically, military and avionic displays have ben custom designed and have generally been specific to each application. Two recent developments have given display system designers a choice between a custom military/avionic solution or a ruggedized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) implementation. The first development is the widespread availability of various consumer and automotive AMLCD panels at low prices. The second is the change in the policy of defense departments, notably the US Department of Defense, to procure COTS components instead of developing custom solutions. This paper assesses and analyzes the key differences in characteristics, performance and logistical supportability of military and avionic AMLCD's and presents the tradeoffs involved in making the optimum choice between custom and COTS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3057, Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277018
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Van Angelo, Litton Systems Canada, Ltd. (Canada)


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

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