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Touchscreen Display Enhancements for Flight Deck Applications

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published October 22, 2012 by SAE International in United States
Touchscreen Display Enhancements for Flight Deck Applications
Citation: Robinson, T., Grabski, G., Yugawa, K., Jeffers, J. et al., "Touchscreen Display Enhancements for Flight Deck Applications," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 5(1):151-156, 2012,
Language: English


Touchscreen displays are of growing interest to the aerospace community and are having a significant impact on how pilots interact with avionics. With the right hardware construction and software algorithm, a touchscreen display can manage and present information and controls to the pilot in an intuitive manner. This paper describes a hardware touchscreen rationale, primarily focusing on the lighting performance of a touchscreen display modified for flight deck applications. Specifically, we describe a durable glass-on-film-on-glass resistive touchscreen display with improved high ambient contrast ratio (HACR) properties and a low friction, lipophobic textured front-surface that disrupts the distinctiveness of reflective images.