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Interchangeable LCDs reduce cost and risk
Author(s): James C. Byrd; Kevin M. Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

Proliferation of aircraft cockpit display types and sizes results in increased cost and risk to US Air Force, Navy and Army aircraft programs. As AMLCD technology improves, modules used in current production display units become obsolete, and in most cases there is no interchangeable replacement module immediately available. This paper discusses the use of standard AMLCD modules across multiple programs as a way to prevent programs from being so dependent on obsolete or unique devices in the future. It also suggests a list of display sizes and types that are good candidates for wide application and are thus less sensitive to events like the closing of one component manufacturer. One standardization effort, presented as a success story in this paper, resulted in the same AMLCD being used on 4 diverse programs. This display module will be built at a rate of nearly 1000 per year over the next 5 years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4362, Cockpit Displays VIII: Displays for Defense Applications, (7 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.439114
Show Author Affiliations
James C. Byrd, Air Force Aeronautical Systems Ctr. (United States)
Kevin M. Lawrence, Air Force Aeronautical Systems Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4362:
Cockpit Displays VIII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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