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Ruggedized COTS displays applied to the towed artillery digitization program
Author(s): John T. Thomas; Stanley Fong
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Paper Abstract

Affordable performance and survivability is the key to providing displays for new Army programs. The Towed Artillery Digitisation (TAD) program applies COTS computers and communications to traditional artillery functions in order to increase lethality and effectiveness at minimal expense. The human interface requires the flexibility of displays to facilitate the decision loop and to implement the gun interface. GDC is tasked with providing two different displays for the TAD program and this paper will focus on how functional and performance requirements were met at affordable cost. The TAD displays operate in extreme environmental conditions and we describe both the functions of these displays within the TAD system and how GDC addressed the environmental issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5080, Cockpit Displays X, (10 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500949
Show Author Affiliations
John T. Thomas, General Dynamics Canada Ltd. (Canada)
Stanley Fong, General Dynamics Canada Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5080:
Cockpit Displays X
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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