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Flat-panel display solutions for ground-environment military displays
Author(s): J. Thomas II; R. Roach
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Paper Abstract

Displays for military vehicles have very distinct operational and cost requirements that differ from other military applications. These requirements demand that display suppliers to Army and Marine ground-environments provide low cost equipment that is capable of operation across environmental extremes. Inevitably, COTS components form the foundation of these “affordable” display solutions. This paper will outline the major display requirements and review the options that satisfy conflicting and difficult operational demands, using newly developed equipment as an example. Recently, a new supplier was selected for the Drivers Vision Enhancer (DVE) equipment, including the Display Control Module (DCM). The paper will outline the DVE and describe development of a new DCM solution. The DVE programme, with several thousand units presently in service and operational in conflicts such as “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, represents a critical balance between cost and performance. We shall describe design considerations that include selection of COTS sources, the need to minimise display modification; video interfaces, power interfaces, operator interfaces and new provisions to optimise displayed video content.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5801, Cockpit and Future Displays for Defense and Security, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604911
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J. Thomas II, General Dynamics Canada (Canada)
R. Roach, General Dynamics Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5801:
Cockpit and Future Displays for Defense and Security
Darrel G. Hopper; Eric W. Forsythe; David C. Morton; Charles E. Bradford; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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