Development of a 2nd Generation Topographical Map Display (ToMaDi MkII)

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Authors
  1. Fortin, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This technical memorandum describes in detail the development of a 2nd generation Topographical Map Display (ToMaDi MkII). The ToMaDi MkII display system is an evaluation prototype, made from a 4 by 4 matrix of colour Thin Film Transistor - Liquid Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) and designed to study alternatives to topographical paper maps for Command and Control (C&C) applications. Because ToMaDi MkII is a touchscreen computer display, it contributes to the digitization of the battlefield project. The brightness, contrast ratio and viewing angle are similar to those 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. Up to now, the MkII prototype has shown very good characteristics that allow its use in specific operational scenarios. The value of ToMaDi MkII was confirmed by its utilization in three major military exercises. In summary, the ToMaDi MkII makes electronic mapping a reality.

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Keywords
Electronic display;Flat panel displays;Video interface;Liquid crystal display;Touchscreen;Electronic mapping
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2001-228 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
11 Sep 2002
Number of Pages
71
DSTKIM No
CA021218
CANDIS No
517938
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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