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Colorimetric Features of Design and Production of Aircraft Display Systems in the Product Lifecycle


  • Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Russian Federation
  • Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russian Federation
  • JSC Elektroavtomatika Design Bureau n.a. P.A. Efimov, Russian Federation


Background: The main attention is paid to the processes of design and production of the airborne display systems, the production specifics of which is associated with image colorimetric characteristics transformation. Method: This article reviews the product lifecycle diagram in the area of aviation instrument engineering. Transformation of color models, i.e., transition from the color coordinates of one color model to the color coordinates of another color model, is relevant for subject areas, in which various physical processes are used for color reproduction in the unified process cycle. Findings: The relevance of the research is determined by the necessity to reproduce identical colors in most cases without visible distortions in various color models and on various physical carriers specific to the real physical color reproduction process. The article shows that it is necessary to consider various color models describing the color rendition properties of various data carriers used in the avionics during creation of the display systems. The developed models and their varieties allow effective coding of information about color and brightness of the image in the communication channel and are used to describe the processes of the television image transmission trialed at the stage of the airborne equipment integration. Improvements/Applications: The materials of the article are of practical value in using the diagram of the end-to-end process cycle allowing the control of colorimetric shifts of color coordinates in the lifecycle of the aviation equipment.


Aviation Instrument Engineering, Avionics, Color Models, Color Coordinates, Display Systems, Lifecycle.

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