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Proposed Diffuse Ambient Contrast Measurement Methods for Flat Panel Displays



Edward F. Kelley


Three methods are presented to measure the ratio of full-screen white to full-screen black under diffuse illumination scaled to a typical illuminance level encountered in automotive and aviation environments. This contrast is called the ambient contrast of an electronic display.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6738
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diffuse illumination, display measurement, display metrology, FPD measurements, reflection measurements


Kelley, E. (2001), Proposed Diffuse Ambient Contrast Measurement Methods for Flat Panel Displays, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created April 1, 2001, Updated November 10, 2018