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Common display performance requirements for military and commercial aircraft product lines
Author(s): Steven J. Hoener; Arthur J. Behrens; John R. Flint; Alan R. Jacobsen
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Paper Abstract

Obtaining high quality Active Matrix Liquid Crystal (AMLCD) glass to meet the needs of the commercial and military aerospace business is a major challenge, at best. With the demise of all domestic sources of AMLCD substrate glass, the industry is now focused on overseas sources, which are primarily producing glass for consumer electronics. Previous experience with ruggedizing commercial glass leads to the expectation that the aerospace industry can leverage off the commercial market. The problem remains, while the commercial industry is continually changing and improving its products, the commercial and military aerospace industries require stable and affordable supplies of AMLCD glass for upwards of 20 years to support production and maintenance operations. The Boeing Engineering and Supplier Management Process Councils have chartered a group of displays experts from multiple aircraft product divisions within the Boeing Company, the Displays Process Action Team (DPAT), to address this situation from an overall corporate perspective. The DPAT has formulated a set of Common Displays Performance Requirements for use across the corporate line of commercial and military aircraft products. Though focused on the AMLCD problem, the proposed common requirements are largely independent of display technology. This paper describes the strategy being pursued within the Boeing Company to address the AMLCD supply problem and details the proposed implementation process, centered on common requirements for both commercial and military aircraft displays. Highlighted in this paper are proposed common, or standard, display sizes and the other major requirements established by the DPAT, along with the rationale for these requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4362, Cockpit Displays VIII: Displays for Defense Applications, (7 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.439115
Show Author Affiliations
Steven J. Hoener, Boeing Co./Phantom Works (United States)
Arthur J. Behrens, Boeing Co./Phantom Works (United States)
John R. Flint, Boeing Co./Tactical Aircraft (United States)
Alan R. Jacobsen, Boeing Co./Commercial Airplanes (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4362:
Cockpit Displays VIII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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