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Color Display Technology in Advanced Fighter Cockpits,
GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV
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Over the past four years, the use of color-display technology in military aircraft has received a significant amount of attention to date, the question of how to use color effectively has not been answered. With high-quality color cathode ray tubes CRTs now being manufactured in the United States, Japan, France, and England, additional questions concerning the display performance requirements need to be answered prior to their introduction into the fighter cockpit. Weapon systems of today and those planned for the near term demand more effort from the pilot. A judicious application of color displays is considered to be one of the prerequisites to overcome this additional workload. This paper discusses the selection process being applied to available color display technology, the flight simulator evaluations and some of the uses of color displays. As a result of simulator evaluations, future work will be directed toward optimizing color CRT technology and the use of color displays in the cockpit of advanced fighterattack aircraft. Author
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