Accession Number : AD0721307

Title :   Guidelines for Solid-State Flat-Panel Displays. Part I. Display-Effectiveness Factors.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Zinn,Mortimer H. ; Schlam,Elliott

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The display-effectiveness factors, when properly evaluated, determine the suitability of a particular display device for a specific application. These factors are brightness, contrast, half-tone capability, resolution, flicker, distortion (or, conversely, accuracy), blemishes, volume-to-display-area ratio, and power consumption. While only qualitative standards can be established for most of these factors, they serve a highly useful purpose for system analysis. The cathode-ray tube satisfactorily meets most of the display requirements, falling short particularly in military equipments in the volume-to-display-area ratio factor. The limits of the state of the art of solid-state displays at this time can be delineated. The analysis indicates that at the present time the solid-state display should be limited to low total-element requirements, where a flat display is an absolute requirement, because of limitations in light output, spectral characteristics, power consumption, and element cost. These factors indicate the characteristics that must be improved in order to obtain a wider application of solid-state displays. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, EFFECTIVENESS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RESOLUTION, LUMINESCENCE, DISTORTION, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE