Obstacles Faced by Engineers when Designing Marine LCD Displays
The rough and tough marine lifestyle isn’t always conducive to sustaining electronics. Excessively extreme temperature variations, not to mention the severe and constant threat of heavy exposure to sunlight, seawater, snow, and other potentially harmful elements can damage insufficiently protected LCD displays. These are just some of the numerous challenges faced by engineers who are responsible for designing and constructing solid marine LCD displays that could potentially make or break the success of each mission.
Marines need technology that’s dependable even in the worst possible weather and circumstantial conditions. When it comes to developing an LCD marine display, there are a few important factors that engineers need to keep in mind.
Sunlight Readability and Waterproof Features
Since marines spend an immeasurable amount of time at sea or working outdoors, they need to be able to rely on the readability and maintenance of their devices at all times, including when they’re exposed to a great deal of sunlight and water. Working conditions for marines can be vastly unpredictable and therefore they need to be able to make suitable adjustments whenever the moment calls for it. Adjusting the brightness on the screen to suit the specific time of day and the amount of sunlight exposure is essential and so is preventing water or other liquids from penetrating the surface of the device and causing internal damages that could also lead to personal injuries.
Capability to Control Exposure to Thermal Energy
Since these devices are most likely going to spend extended hours being exposed to the strong UV rays of the sun, it’s important that they inhabit features that can help them control their internal thermal energy production and absorption. High ranking marine corps officers should go to great lengths to ensure that all of the displays used by their crew come equipped with strong UV resistant overlays that can protect the devices from the harmful rays of the sun and prevent them from overheating due to overuse. Keep in mind that these devices are constantly in use and therefore, their internal temperatures need to be neutralized at all times.
High-Quality Optical Bonding Materials
Optical bonding is a multilayered protective glass that acts as a shield for devices that are primarily intended to be used in harsh outdoor conditions, which makes them perfect for daily marine operations. After all, one of the greatest challenges engineers must compete against when designing and creating these devices is finding a way to make them last for a long period of time. Strong optical bonding materials and adhesives can prevent damages caused by rough usage, blunt objects coming into contact with the screens, and inclement weather conditions.
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