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Flexible daylight memory displays EASL DMD: a new approach toward displays for cockpit and soldier systems
Author(s): Borre Holter; Thor G. Kamfjord; Richard Fossum; Ragnar Fagerberg
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Paper Abstract

The Norwegian based company PolyDisplayR ASA, in collaboration with the Norwegian Army Material Command and SINTEF, has refined, developed and shown with color and black/white technology demonstrators an electrically addressed Smectic A reflective LCD technology featuring: (1) Good contrast, all-round viewing angle and readability under all light conditions (no wash-out in direct sunlight). (2) Infinite memory -- image remains without power -- very low power consumption, no or very low radiation ('silent display') and narrow band updating. (3) Clear, sharp and flicker-free images. (4) Large number of gray tones and colors possible. (5) Simple construction and production -- reduced cost, higher yield, more robust and environmentally friendly. (6) Possibility for lighter, more robust and flexible displays based on plastic substrates. The results and future implementation possibilities for cockpit and soldier-system displays are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397749
Show Author Affiliations
Borre Holter, PolyDisplay ASA (Norway)
Thor G. Kamfjord, PolyDisplay ASA (Norway)
Richard Fossum, PolyDisplay ASA (Norway)
Ragnar Fagerberg, SINTEF Electronics and Cybernetics (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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