6 May 2009 Active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED)-XL performance and life test results
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The US Army and eMagin Corporation established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to characterize the ongoing improvements in the lifetime of OLED displays. This CRADA also called for the evaluation of OLED performance as the need arises, especially when new products are developed or when a previously untested parameter needs to be understood. In 2006, eMagin Corporation developed long-life OLED-XL devices for use in their AMOLED microdisplays for head-worn applications. RDECOM CERDEC NVESD conducted life tests on these displays, finding over 200% lifetime improvement for the OLED-XL devices over the standard OLED displays, publishing results at the 2007 and 2008 SPIE Defense and Security Symposia1,2. In 2008, eMagin Corporation made additional improvements on the lifetime of their displays and developed the first SXGA (1280 × 1024 triad pixels) OLED microdisplay. A summary of the life and performance tests run at CERDEC NVESD will be presented along with a recap of previous data. This should result in a better understanding of the applicability of AMOLEDs in military and commercial head mounted systems: where good fits are made, and where further development might be desirable.
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David A. Fellowes, Michael V. Wood, Arthur R. Hastings, Russell S. Draper, Alden K. Lum, Amalkumar P. Ghosh, Olivier Prache, and Ihor Wacyk "Active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED)-XL performance and life test results", Proc. SPIE 7326, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications, 73260F (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818489; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818489

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