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Automatic HMD Alignment Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65090
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0815
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Automatic HMD Alignment Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N61339-06-C-0031
Award Amount: $749,293.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy uses helmet mounted displays (HMDs) in both training and operational situations. For pilots, HMDs are used to provide additional feedback such as target designation, heading, etc. In training scenarios, HMDs can also serve as the entire visualization display. While HMDs provide a mechanism for providing information to the wearer, they suffer from a few well-known problems. One of the major issues is keeping the exit pupil of the HMD aligned with the pupil of the wearer. If these become misaligned, the wearer may experience clipped images, unstable images, misaligned images, or other artifacts. These tend to increase eye strain and decrease usability of the HMD. Cybernet proposes to develop a system for automatically aligning the HMD to the wearer's head. The system will track features of the wearer's head and use this information to move the HMD in response to any misalignment. This will greatly improve the performance of HMDs in both training and operational roles.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn Beach
Director of Technology
7346882567
gbeach@cybernet.com

Business Contact:

Charles Cohen
Vice President, R&D
7346682567
ccohen@cybernet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No