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Military Embedded Systems

Vetronics displays help with incremental upgrade path

John McHale Editorial Director

Sharon Hess Managing Editor

Sometimes taking a huge leap forward in military technologies isn’t reality – technologically or budget-wise – whereas incremental upgrades are often the name of the game. Case(s) in point: GE’s IVD2010 and IVD2015 rugged intelligent vehicle displays, which provide...

Sometimes taking a huge leap forward in military technologies isn’t reality – technologically or budget-wise – whereas incremental upgrades are often the name of the game. Case(s) in point: GE’s IVD2010 and IVD2015 rugged intelligent vehicle displays, which provide an incremental, low-risk upgrade avenue for vetronics platforms. Designed for the tough environments that ground combat vehicles such as tanks occupy, these rugged displays are suited to gunner and commander display consoles, terrain visualization, 360-degree situational awareness, and embedded training. Boasting a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the displays are self-contained and COTS based, to minimize program risks and yield shorter time to deployment.

IVD2015 has a 15" screen, while the IVD2010 (pictured) has a 10.4" screen, both at 1,024 x 768 resolution. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.26 GHz and an NVIDIA GT 240 GPU (96 cores), the displays provide symbology and picture-in-picture overlay, meshing several videos into one panorama. Other notables are the displays’ sunlight readability via LED illumination, also making the displays compatible with MIL-STD-3009 Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) requirements. Toughened glass lends its high quality, and a multitouch resistive touch screen makes the displays user friendly. Options include MIL-STD-1553 or CANbus/MilCAN interfaces.