Solutions for the F-15


Project Specifications:

Started development in 1993

Delivered first systems in 1993

Total of 52 systems delivered

Systems are currently in use by Air Force

Customer Requirements:
   →Utilize automation to reduce the costs of display testing by minimizing dependency on human input
   →Test precision and accuracy of the position, line width and brightness of images projected
        on the following six displays associated with the F-15:
         →Wide Field of View Holographic HUD            →Dual-Combiner / Flat Glass HUD 
         →ANMI Mono-Chrome Display                        →MPDU Mono-Chrome Display
         →903 MPCD Shadow Mask Color Display       →904 MPCD Shadow Mask Color Display

Spectron's Solution:

Core DASH System:

DASH Fixturing:

→The Camera, Transport and Controller

Fixtures were developed to hold all six

are the main components in the Core DASH
of the customer's displays
An Optical Breadboard was developed
→The Camera is mounted in the Transport
as a base on which to mount the Camera /
→The Camera / Transport module is
Transport module and all of the Fixtures
connected to the Controller with the
All Fixtures are equipped with three
DASH Cable 
bushings that easily mount on corresponding
→The Core DASH System uses electronics,
bushings in the Optical Breadboard, allowing
robotics and optics to test displays
for precise positioning of each Fixture

Additional info on the Core DASH System

Additional info on the DASH Fixturing

DASH Self-Alignment Systems:

DASH Accessories:

The three different Self-Alignment Tools

Each DASH Accessory was designed to

mount on specific Fixtures   
either complement the design of the DASH
Each Self-Alignment Tool is equipped
System or to fulfill specific auxiliary
with crosshairs that the Core DASH System

customer requirements

uses to determine exactly where the specific
Fixture is holding its display
This form of internal metrology helps  


reduce the costs of display testing by 
minimizing dependency on human input

Additional info on the Self-Alignment Systems

 Additional info on the DASH Accessories

Pricing for the DASH SystemHOMESolutions for Specific Aircraft Displays

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