Accession Number:

AD0876930

Title:

Plasma Display Techniques Study. Volume I. Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 13 Jan 69-8 Jan 70,

Corporate Author:

SPERRY RAND CORP PHOENIX AZ SPERRY FLIGHT SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes the results of a program to evaluate the capabilities and limitations of a spectrum of electrical gas discharge techniques applicable or potentially applicable to aircraft displays. Fixed format displays, which include segmented numeric and column presentations, were studied and implemented in both ac- and dc-driven devices. The existence of aircraft instruments incorporating dc gas discharge displays shows that a sufficient number of requirements have been met to permit limited application of this type of display element in aircraft. Analogous ac-driven devices were proven feasible with excellent display characteristics. These devices are less developed than their dc counterparts, but results indicate that a good potential exists for overcoming some limitations inherent in dc-driven devices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE