Accession Number : ADA307815

Title :   A Survey of Flat Panel Display Technologies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Harding, Thomas H. ; Martin, John S. ; Beasley, Howard H. ; Rash, Clarence E. ; Garrard, John A.

PDF Url : ADA307815

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The U.S. Army is moving towards replacing cathode-ray-tube displays with the newer flat panel technologies. This report presents the results of a survey whose objective was to identify current and emerging flat panel technologies and evaluate the potential usefulness of these technologies for near- and mid-term military panel- and head-mounted applications. The survey consisted of a literature search of scientific and trade journals in the area of displays , a review of the annual programs of major display societies and associations, and interviews with flat panel technology subject matter experts. The survey identified liquid crystal, plasma, and electroluminescence as currently mature technologies and field emission as the most promising emerging technology.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROLUMINESCENCE, *LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MIRRORS, FLUORESCENCE, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, LITERATURE SURVEYS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), THIN FILMS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, HIGH RESOLUTION, FIELD EMISSION, ARMY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, PIXELS, MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT, ELECTROPHORESIS, LUMINANCE, FERROELECTRIC CRYSTALS, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, MATRIX DISPLAYS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE