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7 September 2001 Interchangeable LCDs reduce cost and risk
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Proliferation of aircraft cockpit display types and sizes results in increased cost and risk to US Air Force, Navy and Army aircraft programs. As AMLCD technology improves, modules used in current production display units become obsolete, and in most cases there is no interchangeable replacement module immediately available. This paper discusses the use of standard AMLCD modules across multiple programs as a way to prevent programs from being so dependent on obsolete or unique devices in the future. It also suggests a list of display sizes and types that are good candidates for wide application and are thus less sensitive to events like the closing of one component manufacturer. One standardization effort, presented as a success story in this paper, resulted in the same AMLCD being used on 4 diverse programs. This display module will be built at a rate of nearly 1000 per year over the next 5 years.
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James C. Byrd and Kevin M. Lawrence "Interchangeable LCDs reduce cost and risk", Proc. SPIE 4362, Cockpit Displays VIII: Displays for Defense Applications, (7 September 2001);


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