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Application of AMLCDs to military aircraft displays
Author(s): David M. Craig
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Paper Abstract

The rapid replacement of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) by active- matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) in cockpit head-down displays introduces a number of new performance issues. This paper discusses some of the technical issues related specifically to the application of AMLCDs to military cockpit displays, generally from a human factors perspective. Brightness, contrast and NVG compatibility are considered in the context of possible updates to MIL-L-85762 and operations in high and low ambient lighting. Other issues include viewing angle limits and FLIR modeling. The discussion aims to encourage both engineering and human factors specialists to consider the new performance issues created by the implementation of AMLCDs and to encourage these two disciplines to resolve these challenges jointly. Although AMLCDs introduce new challenges to display designers they also possess advantages such as being smaller, lighter, requiring less power and being readable in bright sunlight conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3363, Cockpit Displays V: Displays for Defense Applications, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321812
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David M. Craig, GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3363:
Cockpit Displays V: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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