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Flat panel head-up display
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Paper Abstract

The dominance of the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) in the specialist area of Head Up Displays (HUDs) is being challenged by Flat Panel Displays (FPDs). The luminance and contrast requirements are very demanding, a problem compounded by the low efficiency of the display devices. This paper discusses the application of transmissive or reflective Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to the HUD and particularly reviews the illumination of the display. The conclusion is that in the near term a transmissive configuration with an RF coupled or Light Emitting Diode (LED) backlight shows most promise but that longer term micro-lasers allied with the reflective configuration should be a better solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397769
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Christopher T. Bartlett, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)


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

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