Coast Guard chooses night-vision cockpit displays from Daisy for C-130H turboprop aircraft
YORK HAVEN, Pa., 11 Nov. 2015. U.S. Coast Guard officials needed flat-panel cockpit displays compatible with night-vision goggles in the Lockheed Martin C-130 four-engine turboprop aircraft. They found their solution from Daisy Data Displays in York Haven, Pa.s say.
Coast Guard officials are acquiring Daisy displays for the service's fleet of C-130H aircraft. The plane's two-pilot flight station has digital avionics, head-up displays, and a navigation system that flight crews must be able to read in all degrees of light, company officials say.
The Coast Guard's purchase of Daisy displays includes the Fleetmate 7171CA series thin client panel/rack mount design X-Terminal, with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) design for military applications and Coast Guard and airborne equipment.
The display weighs less than 10 pounds, features one touch for night and daytime operation for switching to night-vision goggles. It has a 10/100 Base-T network port, and an integrated LCD heater for operating the day in cold temperatures.
The device has an on-screen virtual keyboard for set-up and data entry; brightness to 500 nits with brightness setting from bright to zero; viewing cone to 85 degrees; and user-selectable portrait or landscape mode.
The 10.4-inch display is packaged in aluminum 6061-T6, cold rolled steel, and nickel plating. It measures 7.94 inches high, 10.68 inches wide, and 3.5 inches deep, and weighs eight pounds. The display operates in temperatures from -30 to 50 degrees Celsius, has resolution of 640 by 480 pixels.
Daisy monitors use a night-vision imaging system (NVIS) technology that gives users color readability in daylight and with night-vision goggles without the need for add-on filters.
Daisy's military and flight simulation displays are rugged and equipped with additional features such as NEMA 1 enclosures, resistive glass-on-glass touch screens or projected capacitive, and are designed to meet MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-810.
"As the chief support aircraft for the US Coast guard, the C-130H is active in various applications that require displays to support day to night transitions. In operations, such as long-range search and rescues, homeland security patrols, and logistics, it is vital that users are provided with a normalized interface in both daylight and with night-vision goggles," says Daisy President David Shefet.
For more information contact Daisy Data Displays online at www.makeitdaisy.com.