A New Large-Scale, High-Resolution Multicolor Software Display Concept
Final rept. 20 Aug 84-20 Feb 85
APPLIED ENERGY SCIENCES INC LOS ANGELESCA
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Progress in CRT display technology has been limited. Consequently, new technologies are being examined e.g., solid-state, flat-panel displays that might be applicable for a large-scale, high resolution, multicolor software display. In this proposal, a new approach to very large screen display technology is suggested, based on the unique piezoelectric properties of stretched polyvinylidene fluoride films. The objective of this Phase I program is to demonstrate that individual picture elements can be developed, yielding the necessary gray-scale range, to form the basis for large-screen display and that these elements can also easily be modified to incorporate full-color display. This report provides a summary of the activities carried out during the six-month Phase I program to demonstrate that the use of simple bimorph elements to modulate light beams provides a very simple technique for the development of large, flat screen display elements systems. The construction of simple prototype display elements to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach is also described The potential for the development of inexpensive display systems is suggested. In particular, it is shown that the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories requirement for a large-scale, high-resolution, multicolor software display to proof and display maps and charts can be satisified using this approach. Additional keywords SBIRSmall Business Innovation Research Program Fabrication Low costs Low power.
- Computer Programming and Software