Optimization of the polyplanar optical display electronics for a monochrome B-52 display

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The Polyplanar Optical Display (POD) is a unique display screen which can be used with any projection source. The prototype ten-inch display is two inches thick and has a matte black face which allows for high contrast images. The prototype being developed is a form, fit and functional replacement display for the B-52 aircraft which uses a monochrome ten-inch display. In order to achieve a long lifetime, the new display uses a new 200 mW green solid-state laser (10,000 hr. life) at 532 nm as its light source. To produce real-time video, the laser light is being modulated by a ... continued below

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DeSanto, L. April 1, 1998.

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The Polyplanar Optical Display (POD) is a unique display screen which can be used with any projection source. The prototype ten-inch display is two inches thick and has a matte black face which allows for high contrast images. The prototype being developed is a form, fit and functional replacement display for the B-52 aircraft which uses a monochrome ten-inch display. In order to achieve a long lifetime, the new display uses a new 200 mW green solid-state laser (10,000 hr. life) at 532 nm as its light source. To produce real-time video, the laser light is being modulated by a Digital Light Processing (DLP{trademark}) chip manufactured by Texas Instruments (TI). In order to use the solid-state laser as the light source and also fit within the constraints of the B-52 display, the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD{trademark}) chip is operated remotely from the Texas Instruments circuit board. In order to achieve increased brightness a monochrome digitizing interface was investigated. The operation of the DMD{trademark} divorced from the light engine and the interfacing of the DMD{trademark} board with the RS-170 video format specific to the B-52 aircraft will be discussed, including the increased brightness of the monochrome digitizing interface. A brief description of the electronics required to drive the new 200 mW laser is also presented.

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  • 12. annual international symposium on aerospace/defense sensing, simulation and controls, Orlando, FL (United States), 13-19 Apr 1998

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  • Other: DE98004985
  • Report No.: BNL--65446
  • Report No.: CONF-980412--
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 645500
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692650

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DeSanto, L. Optimization of the polyplanar optical display electronics for a monochrome B-52 display, article, April 1, 1998; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692650/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.