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Flexible displays: concept interfaces for future force warrior
Author(s): James B. Sampson
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Paper Abstract

The present paper begins with a look at early display concepts to emerge from the soldier-as-a-system program that focused on the future warrior. In these early advanced technology demonstrations the dominant visual display was the head- or helmet-mounted display (HMD). These displays evolved from aviator-like HMDs with CRTs to miniature lighter weight liquid crystal and active matrix electro-luminescent displays. It took some time before alternative display forms were more seriously considered as developers and researchers gained a better understanding of how displays best work for a wide variety of military operators. Considering this history, the challenges faced by flexible display technology include the search for appropriate devices and form factors for application. This paper outlines how developers might more rapidly conceptualize innovative, yet functional, design concepts to address the requirements of the future dismounted soldier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6225, Defense, Security, Cockpit, and Future Displays II, 62250Z (22 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673490
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James B. Sampson, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6225:
Defense, Security, Cockpit, and Future Displays II
Eric W. Forsythe; James C. Byrd; Henry J. Girolamo; Daniel D. Desjardins, Editor(s)

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