Accession Number : ADP000673

Title :   Airborne Electronics Colour Displays,

Corporate Author : SMITHS INDUSTRIES AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SYSTEMS CO CHELTENHAM (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Chorley,Richard A.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Aircraft instrumentation is on the point of taking what is probably the biggest single step forward that has happened in the whole history of flying. From the earliest days of flying until the present day, virtually all the primary information available in the cockpit has been presented by mechanical and electro-mechanical devices. Now, within the space of a few years, CRT displays will be appearing in ever-increasing numbers of aircraft, both military and civil. At present only a limited amount of information is being displayed electronically, but that amount will soon include much of the information that is vital to the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft. It seems likely that before many more years have passed, all high performance aircraft will be equipped with all-electronic display systems, with conventional instruments retained only for standby purposes. This will realise to the full the operational and economic advantages which modern display technology can offer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Cathode ray tube screens, *Colors, *Man machine systems, Environments, Human factors engineering, Flight instruments, Information processing, Microprocessors, Input output processing, Formats, Instrument panels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE