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Avionics AMLCD backlighting source technology comparison
Author(s): Richard P. Webster; Randall C. Pyles
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Paper Abstract

A performance comparison of backlights containing a tubular serpentine fluorescent lamp (TSFL), a flat fluorescent lamp (FFL), and an array of LEDs as light sources is presented. Factors such as efficacy, color rendering capability, temperature dependence and dimmability are discussed. Additionally, key parameters considered include the mechanical configuration and overall depth of the backlight system (including filters/diffusers); shock and vibration susceptibility; manufacturing complexity; and optical performance, such as luminance and uniformity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397751
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Richard P. Webster, LCD Lighting, Inc. (United States)
Randall C. Pyles, Tulip Development Lab., Inc. (United States)


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

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