Accession Number : AD0637460

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH CONTRAST ELECTROLUMINESCENT TECHNIQUES FOR AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jul 64-1 Sep 65.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,Carlton J. ; Smith,Hugh A.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This paper outlines the steps taken to develop a new display technology capable of meeting display requirements of future manned weapon systems. A description is made in the first part of this paper identifying the basic concept and resulting development of high-contrast electroluminescent (EL) displays both from an engineering and psychophysical standpoint. The problem of display legibility, quite often confused with display brightness, is also discussed with respect to its effect on the limitations of EL displays. Finally, information is presented identifying how this limitation was overcome and why such progress is considered to be an important contribution to the development of solid-state displays. The second part of this paper describes the human factors aspects of the high-contrast EL program. The inherent weakness of transilluminated displays, the variables related to readability, the effects of the anticipated upper limits of environmental lighting, and the study of one of the first high-contrast EL displays are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ELECTROLUMINESCENCE), (*AIRCRAFT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), INSTRUMENTATION, INSTRUMENT PANELS, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE