Rugged displays are a vital military tool that communicates critical information to teams, with the ability to operate in a wide variety of temperatures and settings.
A range of sizes and solutions are available for rugged displays on military vehicles, aircraft, and naval vessels. These displays are designed to be resistant to extreme temperatures, vibrations, shock, dust, and moisture, ensuring reliable performance in combat situations.
Rugged Displays in Aerospace & Defense
Rugged displays can be used in military vehicles, aircraft cockpits, naval systems, command and control centers, as well as missile systems, UVA’s, training simulators, and night vision and thermal imaging systems. Equipped for harsh environments, one defining factor across all uses of rugged displays is their durability.
In military vehicles, rugged displays provide information such as GPS coordinates, maps, terrain data, and the positions of surrounding forces, helping the crew to make informed decisions. It can also provide routes, topographical information, vehicle health information, and display communication such as incoming messages and radio frequencies, allowing crews to communicate. In addition, ruggedized laptops and tablets with rugged displays are used by soldiers in the field to plan missions to stay aware of their surroundings and receive important information.
Ultimately, these displays must be able to make mission-critical data available to its users in harsh conditions, improving the efficiency, accuracy, and safety of military operations.
Rugged displays also have a critical use in aircraft, as they ensure safe and effective flight operations. While they serve a similar purpose, there are also differences in design and the information it conveys.
Displays in aircraft can provide critical information regarding aircraft altitude, airspeed, and heading. Additionally, they can provide information about navigation and engine instruments to the crew. They also can serve as a weather radar, a communication device, and serve as a Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), providing crew information about proximity to terrain and hazards.
In naval operations, service members must maintain constant contact with satellites, radar, and GPS to track their course and monitor other vessels. Like other military applications, the display systems that convey the information must be reliable in extreme environmental conditions.
Rugged displays provide support to naval crews in challenging maritime environments. Uses include navigation and chart-plotting, displaying GPS information, radar info, and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data. Bridge control is another use of rugged displays in naval settings, allowing information about a ship’s propulsion, steering, and auxiliary systems. It can also provide information on radar systems data, presentation of sonar data, information on electronic warfare and threat detection, information about environmental data and weather, and surveillance and monitoring.
A rugged display is a critical tool helping to ensure mission effectiveness, situational awareness, and military personnel’s safety. In a rugged display, design, durability, and adaptability are essential characteristics, as they will determine its ease of use in a variety of military settings.
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