Translator Disclaimer
5 June 1995 Full-color high-resolution 21-inch common large-area display set to replace 19-inch CRTs in several USAF C4I applications
Author Affiliations +
Battelle is under contract with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to design a Common Large Area Display Set (CLADS) for use in multiple airborne C4I applications that currently use unique 19" CRTs. Battelle engineers have determined that by taking advantage of the latest flat panel display technology and the commonality between C4I applications, one display set (21" diag. 1280 X 1024) can be designed for use in multiple applications. In addition, common nodular driver and processing electronics are being designed by Battelle to reduce the number of installation-specific circuit card assemblies required for a particular application. Three initial applications include the E-3 (AWACS) color monitor assembly, E-8 (JSTARS) graphics display unit, and ABCCC airborne color display. For these three applications reliability and maintainability are key drivers. The common design approach reduces the number of unique subassemblies in the USAF inventory by approximately 56 to 66 percent. The new design is also expected to have MTBF of at least 3350 hours, and order of magnitude better than one of the current systems. In the JSTARS installation, more than 1400 lbs can be eliminated from the aircraft. In the E-3 installation, the CLADS is estimated to provide a power reduction of approximately 1750 watts per aircraft. This paper will discuss the common large area display set design and its use in a variety of C4I applications that require a large area, high resolution, full color display.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Randall E. Orkis, Ronald L. Gorenflo, and David J. Hermann "Full-color high-resolution 21-inch common large-area display set to replace 19-inch CRTs in several USAF C4I applications", Proc. SPIE 2462, Cockpit Displays II, (5 June 1995);


AH-64D color AMLCD avionics architecture
Proceedings of SPIE (August 16 1999)
Flat panel display workstation requirements
Proceedings of SPIE (April 01 1994)
Air transport common cockpit
Proceedings of SPIE (June 17 1994)
Hologlyphics: volumetric image synthesis performance system
Proceedings of SPIE (February 29 2008)
Digital interface for high-resolution displays
Proceedings of SPIE (August 16 1999)

Back to Top