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Controls and displays for Douglas Aircraft for the 1990s
Author(s): Erwin A. Ulbrich; Curtis G. Walters
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Paper Abstract

Accounts are presented of the current and near-term development status of a major American commercial aircraft manufacturer''s integrated cockpit-display systems, as well as the character and anticipated improvements of prospective development trends. The state-of-the-art is illustrated by the cockpit displays of the MD-11 airliner, which employs both CRTs and liquid-crystal displays with a sensor suite that encompasses a dual digital air data system, three separate inertial reference units, X-band weather radar, and radar altimeter. Satellite-based communications and navigation systems are under development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1664, High-Resolution Displays and Projection Systems, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60352
Show Author Affiliations
Erwin A. Ulbrich, Douglas Aircraft Co. (United States)
Curtis G. Walters, Honeywell Air Transport Systems Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1664:
High-Resolution Displays and Projection Systems
Elliott Schlam; Marko M.G. Slusarczuk, Editor(s)

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