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Eye Tracker for Avionics Helmet Systems (ETAHS)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-020
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
SBG Labs
1288 Hammerwood Avenue Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Eye Tracker for Avionics Helmet Systems (ETAHS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-10-M-6070
Award Amount: $99,919.00


It is recognized that Holographic Waveguide Technology represents a revolutionary step for Helmet Mounted Displays and Head Up Displays for military applications. The goals of compact, low mass, low cost, high performance optics have not been achievable with conventional optics. Holographic Waveguide Optics represents a new tool for the optical designer to craft new innovative solutions for military and consumer displays. Eye tracking can extend the pilot's ability to designate targets well beyond the head mobility limits. An integrated eye tracker has been problematic using conventional optics since it has led to additional bulk and weight which is already at the limits of acceptability for fast jet operations. The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate how Switchable Bragg Gratings (SBGs) developed by SBG Labs Inc. will lead to an integrated eye tracker system that will meet the SBIR requirements and be compatible with the Holographic Waveguide Visor Display proposed by SBG Labs (AF093-017) BENEFIT: Fully integrated with low profile, wide field of view Holographic Waveguide Visor Display (HWVD) Facilitates the capability to control location of the projected exit pupil of the HWVD which will save power and improve stray light properties (important for night operation)

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Waldern

Business Contact:

Jonathan Waldern
Small Business Information at Submission:

SBG Labs Inc.
1288 Hammerwood Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089

EIN/Tax ID: 562354080
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No