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OLED displays for military applications
Author(s): Janice K. Mahon; Julie J. Brown; Michael G. Hack; Richard H. Hewitt; David C. Huffman
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Paper Abstract

Through the years, there has been a steady evolution of technology to ruggedize displays for harsh military environments. This work has spanned cathode-ray-tubes (CRTs) to present day active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs). Organic light emitting device (OLED) display technology has the potential to solve many of the inherent limitations of today's AMLCD technology and to provide the military system designer with a more cost effective solution. OLED technology offers bright, colorful emissive light with excellent power efficiency, wide viewing angle and video response rates; it is also demonstrating the requisite environmental robustness for a wide variety of display applications. OLED displays also have a very thin and lightweight form factor. Moreover, in full production, OLEDs are projected to be very cost-effective by comparison to AMLCDs. This paper will examine some of these advantages and the opportunities presented by the rapidly emerging OLED display technology for military applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397766
Show Author Affiliations
Janice K. Mahon, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Julie J. Brown, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Michael G. Hack, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Richard H. Hewitt, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
David C. Huffman, L-3 Communications Display Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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