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 at Daisy Data Displays in York Haven, Pa.
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.
The Coast Guard's purchase includes the Fleetmate 7171CA series thin-client, panel/rack-mount 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 and has a 10/100 Base-T network port, integrated LCD heater for operating in cold temperatures, on-screen virtual keyboard for set-up and data entry, brightness to 500 nits with brightness setting from bright to zero, and a viewing cone to 85 degrees.
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; weighs eight pounds; operates in temperatures from -30 to 50 degrees Celsius; and offers 640 by 480 pixel resolution.
Daisy monitors use a night-vision imaging system (NVIS) technology that providers users color readability in daylight and with night-vision goggles without the need for add-on filters.
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