Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success. Simply put, Spectra's rugged solutions Capture, Process, and Display your mission-critical data in the harshest environmental conditions. In the air, at sea, on land, and in space; We simplify integration.


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8 Inch Small Rugged Display ASD84

Rugged Military Displays for Mounted or Dismounted Operations

Main Features
▸ Extremely Small Mechanical Outline
▸ Low Weight/Power
▸ Day Light Readability (Option)
▸ Ruggedized Touch Screen (Option)
▸ Customizable Connector(s) and Connector Location(s)
▸ Customizable User Features/Controls
▸ Wide Format Available

▸ Fixed & Rotary Wing Aircraft
▸ Naval & Maritime Vessels
▸ Military Ground Vehicles
▸ Transportation
▸ Oil & Gas

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ArgonFDS offers a family of small rugged military displays which are designed for airborne, land based vehicle or handheld applications. These displays have the smallest footprints on the market, are extremely lightweight and consume low power. The ASD84 provides excellent display performance where size, weight, and power are at a premium, and ArgonFDS stands ready to customize the unit to fit specific program needs.


Over the years ArgonFDS has been developing and delivering compact displays that can be used for mounted or dismounted operations. For dismounted, displays can be configured with a variety of controls and connectors and are suitable for interfacing to the soldier level computer and/or batteries. The displays use little power in normal operation. A touch screen and high brightness option are available. For mounting, a variety of Helicoil inserts are available to ensure that the unit can be mounted for nearly any application.


ArgonFDS has several existing configurations to choose from or the display can be mechanically configured to meet your exact program requirements.


Viewable Area8.4” Diagonal
Display TypeTFT LCD w/ LED Backlight
Resolution640x480 (VGA) or 800x600(SVGA) or 1024x768(XGA)
Brightness400 nits Typical, 750 nits with High Bright Option
Touch ScreenRuggedized, Analog Resistive
Overall Unit
Dimensions (Typical)8.1” x 6.7” x 1.5”
Weight3.0 +-lbs
Power Input9 to 36VDC
Power Consumption15W Typical, Depending on Usage Profile
I/ORGB/DVI, Power, USB/232 (For touch option)
ConnectorsMilitary Circular or Specify
EnclosureAluminum, Enclosed
User ControlsOn/Off, Day/Night, OSD, Brightness, Bezel Buttons, Attached Stylus, others Specify
OtherCustomizations and Adaptations Available on Request
OSWindows 10 or Specify
I/OUSB, RS232, GigE, VGA Out, Specify Others
WirelessWiFi 802.11x with Flush Mount Antenna (Option)
OtherVideo Frame Grabber or Other I/O Upon Request (Option)
(Designed to meet, but is not limited to, the following selected specifications)
Operating Temp-10°C to +55°C (-40°C optional)
Storage Temp-40°C to +70°C
Shock40g, 11msec
Vibration2.25grms Random
EMI/EMCDesigned to MIL-STD-461
AltitudeUp to 40kft Operating, Non-Operating
Salt Fog, Sand/DustResistant to Salt Fog, Unit is 100% Enclosed
HumidityOperating & Storage – 95% @ 25°C, Non-Condensing