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Thin Film Electroluminescent (TFEL) Display Optimized For Cockpit Applications
Author(s): G. L. Vick; W. G. Runyan; R. F. Colton; R. J. Thorkildson; J. S. Trcka
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Paper Abstract

Several companies have recently introduced flat panel matrix displays into data terminal equipment, desk top and portable computers and similar equipment. There is a great need for the flat panel displays in aircraft and helicopter cockpits because of the severely re-stricted space and power limitations. If one examines the history of the display industry, however, one observes a gap of from 5 to 20 years between the time a display technology is introduced into commercial and domestic usage in a room or laboratory type environment and its introduction into the aircraft cockpit. The major reasons for this are the difficult environment that must be faced by cockpit displays and the relatively small market for such equipment. In order to minimize the time lapse before introduction of matrix displays into the cockpit, Collins Avionics Divisions of Rockwell International Corporation have initiated a program to develop and build Thin Film Electroluminescent (TFEL) flat panel displays specifically for the aircraft cockpit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0526, Advances in Display Technology V, (13 May 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946379
Show Author Affiliations
G. L. Vick, Rockwell International (United States)
W. G. Runyan, Rockwell International (United States)
R. F. Colton, Rockwell International (United States)
R. J. Thorkildson, Rockwell International (United States)
J. S. Trcka, Rockwell International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0526:
Advances in Display Technology V
Elliott Schlam, Editor(s)

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