White Electronic Designs to produce display for Sanders

Experts at Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Co. in Nashua, N.H., needed an active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) for a defense avionics application. So they turned to White Electronics Design Corp. in Phoenix, to design a 16.1-inch display for the ASA-82 aircraft for radar, communications, and surveillance.

Aug 1st, 1999

Experts at Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Co. in Nashua, N.H., needed an active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) for a defense avionics application. So they turned to White Electronics Design Corp. in Phoenix, to design a 16.1-inch display for the ASA-82 aircraft for radar, communications, and surveillance.

White was able to work with Sanders and the U.S. Navy to provide a ruggedized AMLCD that will withstand the shock and vibration tests required, White officials claim.

"This is the second time in three years White has provided an answer to a difficult display issue," says Michael Heffron, vice president of engineering at Sanders. "In the instance of the ASA-82, White came into the program at a time when we needed technical assistance to meet some very difficult specifications. With White`s assistance Sanders and the Navy came away with a good solution."

"Our unique lamination process was integral in helping Sanders achieve their environmental requirements," says Dan Doyle, vice president and general manager of the display division for White Electronic Designs Corp. "This particular process also became a milestone for us. This is the largest size glass we have laminated to date that qualified for a true defense avionics application. This will lead the way for sizes of 18.1 inches and larger to address the large area display market."

"We believe that flat panel displays will be replacing the older displays in the cockpits of Navy fighter jets and other aircraft, ships and ground vehicles used for defense applications," adds Hamid Shokrgozar, chief executive officer of White Electronic Designs Corp." — J.M.

For more information on White displays contact Joseph G. Warren by phone at 602-437-1520, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.whiteedc.com.

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