Focus on Light-Armoured Vehicle & Avionics Replacement Displays
IEE, a manufacturer of enhanced displays for military applications, is exhibiting at AUSA, showcasing its line of ruggedised displays including ground vehicle Control Display Units (CDUs), hand-held devices and avionics Multi-Function Displays (MFDs).
IEE’s displays for Light-Armoured Vehicles (LAV) include a 12.1in Smart-Touch CDU display with low latency video processing, expandable COTS open architecture, and Gigabit Ethernet networked processing. This display provides a basis for a wide range of current and future Vetronics architectures including the US Army VICTORY Architecture and NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA).
IEE is also featuring a line of avionics replacement displays, including a 3 ATI and a 6x6in MFD display. Targeted first for the F-15 Multi-Purpose Display, the 6x6in display provides a Form, Fit, Function, Interface (F3I) direct replacement for previously fielded Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology displays. Designed for modularity and support for expansion to use open standard interfaces, this display will provide full backward compatibility while providing a platform to integrate the latest in video and processing features; such as digital video (DVI, SMPTE-292), fibre video (ARINC-818), and networked architectures (GigE-Vision).
The 3 ATI display is also an ideal replacement for legacy CRT obsolescence mitigation or technology insertion on airborne platforms, offering significant life-cycle improvements. This display features a System on Module (SOM) with a microprocessor, Digital Signal Processor, and Graphics Accelerator, that together offer high levels of computing and advanced video performance. Many I/O configurations are available, including Ethernet, S-Video, RS-232/422, 1553, ARINC 429 and ARINC 818. The display luminance is controlled by a front panel rotary encoder under firmware control.
“By designing with modularity and open standards, IEE displays efficiently provide the backward compatibility required to extend the life of existing weapon platforms,” Steve Motter, Vice President of Business Development for IEE, said. “IEE excels in optimising a display’s size, weight, power and cost, [SWaP-C] and interoperability.”
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