Development of a Topographical Map Display (ToMADi)

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Authors
  1. Fortin, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This technical memorandum describes in detail the development of a Topographical Map Display (ToMaDi). The ToMaDi display is an evaluation prototype, made from a 2 by 2 matrix of colour AC Plasma Display Panel (PDP) and designed to study alternatives to topographical paper maps for Command and Control (C&C) applications. Because ToMaDi is a computer display, it contributes to the digitization of the battlefield project. The brightness, the contrast ratio and the viewing angle are similar to that of a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) display. But, contrarily to CRT, its shallow depth allows its usage in confined locations while maintaining a high portability. Despite the fact that their visual characteristics don't meet the quality of a paper topographical map, the results obtained are sufficiently positive to warrant both follow-up studies in advanced display systems and ToMaDi applications for the Department of National Defence.

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Keywords
Flat panel displays;Electronic display;Plasma displays;AC plasma;Video interface
Report Number
DREV-TM-9839 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2001
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
CA012041
CANDIS No
516637
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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