National Physical Laboratory

Displays

The use of visual displays is increasing rapidly as they can economically provide full-colour, high-quality images for many applications from mobile phones to aviation control.

NPL is active in a wide range of optical metrology projects to support the displays industry. We have recently commissioned a facility for the characterisation of displays under a range of ambient lighting conditions including natural daylight. New research includes the characterisation of 3D displays and the development of standards to link physical measurements with the visual appeal and readability of displays.

Visual displays have never been more widely used, and can economically provide full colour high quality images for use in applications from mobile phones to aviation control.