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Beyond The Meter Display
Author(s): Roger E. Ernsthausen; Richard A. Kilmer; Edwin F. Peters; Nicholas T. Photos; Thomas J. Soper; Donald K. Wedding
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Paper Abstract

In October of 1981, Photonics Technology Inc., Luckey, Ohio and Magnavox Electronic Sys-tems Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana introduced a tactical display terminal featuring the world's largest, fully-populated, non-projected display: a one meter AC gas discharge (plasma) display panel with an active display area of 5.3 square feet, a resolution of over 400 light emitting picture elements (pixels) per square centimeter and a total of about 2,000,000 pixels. This display is directed to a U.S. military requirement existing for over a decade. Photonics is presently developing larger displays beyond the meter display up to 3 meters diagonal. High resolution displays with and without transparency. have also been developed. Multi-color displays (red, blue, white, green) with and without filters will be available by 1984. MicrospacerTM panels are presently available with less than 0.001% inoperative pixels, a total of less than 40 in a 2048 by 2048 display. The military display terminal of the 1980's will feature a non-projected, fully-populated, multi-color, flat display with less than 0.001% inoperative pixels, a resolution of 400 to 4000 pixels per square centimeter, and a diagonal of 0.5 to 3.0 meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0386, Advances in Display Technology III, (16 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.970236
Show Author Affiliations
Roger E. Ernsthausen, Photonics Technology Inc. (United States)
Richard A. Kilmer, Photonics Technology Inc. (United States)
Edwin F. Peters, Photonics Technology Inc. (United States)
Nicholas T. Photos, Photonics Technology Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Soper, Photonics Technology Inc. (United States)
Donald K. Wedding, University of Toledo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0386:
Advances in Display Technology III
Elliott Schlam, Editor(s)

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