Avionics & Military touchscreen display solutions

In defense and avionics applications, specialized touchscreen devices are set to become standard equipment for technology deployments; space systems, aircraft cockpit avionics, inside land vehicles, maritime displays, wall displays for C&C, and AWACS etc. ShadowSense powered touchscreens address all the unique challenges and performance requirements for this market. You don’t have to compromise between performance, cost and long-term reliability.

Ruggedized Touchscreen Advantages

There are many advantages of touch screens in defense and avionics applications:

  • Reduction in human error due to increased situational awareness
  • Reduction in mechanical failures
  • Reduction in operating cost and weight

ShadowSense Benefits

In addition to military specifications and certifications, commercial and civil aviation certification requirements demand the highest levels of reliability, performance, and quality. Touchscreen displays on flight decks must work without error and must meet stringent testing for quality control, vibration control, electrical and mechanical proficiency as well as ease of optical clarity and readability. Over and above those required for civil aviation, military avionics are subject to additional levels of quality and reliability for mission critical operations. In both environments, touchscreens must perform flawlessly from takeoff to landing, in extreme turbulence, or during the vibration of weapons fire.

ShadowSense offers several unique advantages for ruggedized military and avionics touchscreens:

  • Provides the highest overall optical transmission/clarity and lowers the backlight power requirements over competing products.
  • Allows for coatings on the glass to lower optical reflectance and provides a superior high ambient contrast ratio.
  • It is easy to package mechanically.
  • Uses standard COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) hardware to ensure a very low-cost design.
  • Long-term reliability ensures calibration or configuration over the life of the product is not required.
  • Maintains performance during operation in temperature extremes.
  • High efficiency, long-life LEDs guarantee long-term performance.
  • Maintains performance operating in high dust, high humidity environments.
  • Invariant to manufacturing and tolerance related issues, reducing the cost of assembly and long-term support.
  • Able to withstand high ambient sunlight at high altitudes without degradation of performance.
  • Support for Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) required for advanced military applications.

Baanto screen installed in live aircraft


Working closely with our customers, ShadowSense based solutions have achieved the highest level of certification and compliance, required for mission critical applications such as cockpit avionics systems.

MIL-STD-901E Shock & Vibe
MIL-STD-167-1 Shipboard vibration
MIL-STD-461-F EMI, including RS-103/105 susceptibility to 200V/m EM fields
MIL-STD-1399 Power testing
MIL-STD-810G Temperature cycling and shock
Humidity and salt fog
IP 64/65 Ability to operate in environments with water, dust and humidity
Airborne noise
MIL-STD-3001 Compliant with NVIS systems
DO-178C Software compliance with military standards for safety and operations
FAA-A Flight avionics certification
RTCA/DO-160 Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment
AS5452 Rev A SAE aerospace standard, Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatible lightning for civil aircraft
DO-178C Software considerations in airborne systems and equipment certification

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