Avionics multi-touch interfaces
Exploiting touch screen technology for direct manipulation purposes.
Touch screen technology has experienced significant improvements recently, evolving to several solutions that are rugged enough to be introduced into the cockpit. A practical demonstrator setup has been developed consisting of four large PFD/MFD screens and two Touch Screen Control Units (TSCU’s) which are positioned at the location of the classic CDU in the cockpit. All display surfaces have multi-touch capability. Apart from serving as a technology demonstrator, the setup will be used as a scientific test bed.
For this setup, BARCO delivered the hardware and we created the software application. For a description of setup, download the leaflet here. For a demonstration, watch this video: