Honeywell’s 4-inch x 4-inch color multifunction display system for the F-16 fighter provides the pilot with high-resolution, full-color video under all lighting conditions, from night-vision goggles to full sunlight.
The display system consists of the enhanced color programmable display generator (ECPDG) and two common color multifunction displays (CCMFD). The color displays utilize ruggedized commercial liquid crystal display technology that is designed to withstand the harsh environment found in modern fighter cockpits.
The display generator is the fifth generation graphics processor fielded by Honeywell for the F-16.
Through the use of state-of-the-art microprocessors and graphics engines, it provides orders of magnitude increases in throughput, memory and graphics capabilities.
The ECPDG also contains substantial growth capabilities including a high-speed Ethernet interface (10/100BaseT) and all the hardware necessary to support digital moving maps. The digital map function can be enabled by the addition of software. The digital map function includes 5 Gbytes of re-writable, non-volatile mass memory that supports a wide array of map databases, map scales, and overlays.
Another growth option is the capability for the ECPDG to upload and download still-screen images over high-speed Ethernet. This function could be useful for transmitting and receiving images over a data modem.
- Full-color, high-resolution
- Sunlight readable
- Night-vision-goggle compatible
- Full military environment
- Smooth, high-quality graphics
- Primary flight display
- Navigation display
- Tactical display
- Radar warning display
- Moving map display