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Dual redundant display in bubble canopy applications
Author(s): Ken Mahdi; James Niemczyk
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Paper Abstract

Today's cockpit integrator, whether for state of the art military fast jet, or piston powered general aviation, is striving to utilize all available panel space for AMLCD based displays to enhance situational awareness and increase safety. The benefits of a glass cockpit have been well studied and documented. The technology used to create these glass cockpits, however, is driven by commercial AMLCD demand which far outstrips the combined worldwide avionics requirements. In order to satisfy the wide variety of human factors and environmental requirements, large area displays have been developed to maximize the usable display area while also providing necessary redundancy in case of failure. The AMLCD has been optimized for extremely wide viewing angles driven by the flat panel TV market. In some cockpit applications, wide viewing cones are desired. In bubble canopy cockpits, however, narrow viewing cones are desired to reduce canopy reflections. American Panel Corporation has developed AMLCD displays that maximize viewing area, provide redundancy, while also providing a very narrow viewing cone even though commercial AMLCD technology is employed suitable for high performance AMLCD Displays. This paper investigates both the large area display architecture with several available options to solve redundancy as well as beam steering techniques to also limit canopy reflections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7690, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2010 and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IV, 769019 (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854893
Show Author Affiliations
Ken Mahdi, American Panel Corp. (United States)
James Niemczyk, American Panel Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7690:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2010 and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IV
Bahram Javidi; John Tudor Thomas; Jung-Young Son; Daniel D. Desjardins, Editor(s)

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