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Air vehicle displays in the operational environment
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Paper Abstract

Displays in the operational environment can be direct-view or virtual-view, and are analyzed in terms of a broad range of performance parameters. These parameters include image area, field of view, eye-relief, weight and power, luminance and contrast ratio, night vision goggle compatibility (type and class), resolution (pixels per inch or line pairs per milliradian), image intensification, viewing angle, grayscale (shades or levels), dimming range, video capability (frame rate, refresh), operating and storage altitude, operating and storage temperature range, shock and vibration limits, mean time between failure, color vs. monochrome, and display engine technology. This study further looks at design class: custom, versus rugged commercial, versus commercial off-the-shelf designs and issues such as whether the design meets requirements for the operational environment and modes of use, ease of handling, failure modes and soldier recommended upgrades.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 6558, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics, 655802 (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717687
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel D. Desjardins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James C. Byrd, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6558:
Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics
John T. Thomas; Andrew Malloy, Editor(s)

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