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Projection display technology for avionics applications
Author(s): Michael H. Kalmanash; Richard D. Tompkins
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Paper Abstract

Avionics displays often require custom image sources tailored to demanding program needs. Flat panel devices are attractive for cockpit installations, however recent history has shown that it is not possible to sustain a business manufacturing custom flat panels in small volume specialty runs. As the number of suppliers willing to undertake this effort shrinks, avionics programs unable to utilize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) flat panels are placed in serious jeopardy. Rear projection technology offers a new paradigm, enabling compact systems to be tailored to specific platform needs while using a complement of COTS components. Projection displays enable improved performance, lower cost and shorter development cycles based on inter-program commonality and the wide use of commercial components. This paper reviews the promise and challenges of projection technology and provides an overview of Kaiser Electronics' efforts in developing advanced avionics displays using this approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397771
Show Author Affiliations
Michael H. Kalmanash, Kaiser Electronics (United States)
Richard D. Tompkins, Kaiser Electronics (United States)


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

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