14 September 1998 AMLCD design considerations for avionics and vetronics applications
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There is significant debate concerning the use of ruggedized consumer or commercial off the shelf (COTS) displays in avionics and ground vehicle applications. The environmental, life cycle, and optical performance data comparing ruggedized and custom displays is limited. The main purpose of this paper is to discuss which product design aspects and components must be considered when implementing active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) technology in avionics and vetronics applications. The focus will be on which aspects of the AMLCD design can and cannot be ruggedized or modified to improve environmental or optical performance. In addition, preliminary environmental data will be presented comparing consumer, ruggedized consumer, and custom displays. Finally, a test plan for complete environmental and optical data comparison of ruggedized versus custom will be discussed. This paper will not address physical characteristics, full optical performance, or life cycle cost issues with ruggedized AMLCDs.
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Scott V. Thomsen, Scott V. Thomsen, P. Weindorf, P. Weindorf, } "AMLCD design considerations for avionics and vetronics applications", Proc. SPIE 3363, Cockpit Displays V: Displays for Defense Applications, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321807; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321807

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