Orion Prototype Display Units
Aerospace Applications North America designs and manufactures functional prototypes of the Orion spacecraft display units, for use at various facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and at NASA contractor locations. The prototype display units include selection keys and control knobs located on the display bezel. They operate in a similar way to the actual Orion flight displays, at a fraction of the cost.
- The prototype display units are used to evaluate Orion displays and controls in a realistic format, and to familliarize astronauts with the operation of the spacecraft’s user interface.
- The prototype display units are also employed by research teams at NASA to test new technologies in an Orion-like environment.
Our team designs and 3D prints display bezels and bezel buttons, designs and assembles bezel button circuits, mounts display unit screen to bezel and packages screen and bezel button electronics.