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Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Touch Screens In Defense and Aerospace

October 30, 2019 | BY: Val Chrysostomou

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There is no question that touch screens are a useful asset for warfighters in the field. With a touch-based user interface, they can make selections, enter information, and interact with systems with no need for a space-consuming mouse or keyboard. Furthermore, training times are typically lower than with traditional user interfaces. And, with no peripheral components to juggle and manipulate in tight spaces, warfighters are free to concentrate on the task at hand.

While touch screens are ideal for field applications, finding touch screen technologies that can handle the demands of harsh environmental conditions encountered in aerospace and defense applications is challenging. There are a number of touch screen technologies to choose from, but each one has limitations.  This white paper discusses different touch screen technologies and why now is the right time for aerospace and defense organizations to evolve to PCAP touch screen technology.

The good news is that now is the right time for defense and aerospace organizations to evolve to PCAP touch screens. While PCAP touch screens have had interference issues that meant they couldn’t be used in rugged field applications, those issues have been overcome. A combination of advancements in technology and innovations by leading industry display technology vendors mean PCAP touch screens are now the ideal choice for almost any program, platform, or application.

Before taking a closer look at the technical challenges that have been overcome in PCAP touch screens, it is important to understand the benefits they provide over resistive touch screens.

Download the Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Touch Screens In Defense and Aerospace white paper to learn more.

Val Chrysostomou, Video Display

Author’s Biography

Val Chrysostomou

Product Manager, VDS

Val Chrysostomou is a Product Manager for the Video and Display Systems group at Curtiss-Wright. She has been involved in the defense industry for over 17 years with the last 10 years holding positions in marketing and product management. Val obtained a PhD in Engineering Management focusing in new product introduction efficiencies from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

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