Simulation of a Cockpit Display System under the Sunlight
More and more visual information is being displayed by the aircraft Cockpit Display System (CDS) nowadays. In order to keep flight safety and avoid tiredness, the design of CDS must meet every light condition during the flight to ensure the readability of the information. As the main factor of ambient light in the cockpit, sunlight may heavily affect the visual ergonomy of CDS. Therefore, simulating the CDS under the sunlight within the design phase is required. As an example, depending on different sunlight incident angle and front sunshade layout, varied affections were simulated by the SPEOS simulation software from OPTIS. The results directly showed the effects of sunlight on the CDS and tested the design of front sunshade, which could be of value in evaluating the CDS.
KeywordsAmbient Light Flight Safety Illuminance Level Commercial Airplane Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display
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