The Research and Development Institute at MCNC and North Carolina A&T will work together to develop improvements for flexible displays used in mobile electronics applications under a $1.5 million contract from the US Army.

The deal was awarded through the Army’s research office. It covers three years.

As part of the deal, MCNC-RDI and A&T will establish a Center of Excellence for Battlefield Capability Enhancements. They have proposed to develop a hybrid light-emitting device
(HLED) to enable a superior display technology for mobile electronics and vehicle-based communications and weapons systems required by Future Force Warrior program.

“The technology will be used to create electronics that are more portable and better able to withstand environmental conditions, enabling a more efficient and reliable flow of information on the battlefield,” MCNC-RDI said in a statement.