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A HIGH RESOLUTION AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11959
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11959
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DIMENSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
315 Mt Read Boulevard Rochester, NY 14611-1982
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A HIGH RESOLUTION AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,366.00
 

Abstract:

INNOVATIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS TECHNIQUES FOR THE VISUALIZATION OF COMPLEX THREE-DIMENSIONAL FLUID FLOW PHENOMENA ARE NEEDED. SUCH COMPLEX 3-D SHAPES ARE OFTEN DIFFICULT TO INTERPRET WHEN DISPLAYED IN PERSPECTIVE ON A 2-D SCREEN, EVEN WHEN COLOR, SHADING, AND OTHER MONOCULAR CUES ARE USED. A MONITOR THAT PROVIDES TRUE DEPTH PERCEPTION TO THE USER IS THUS NOT ONLY DESIRABLE, BUT NECESSARY TO INTERPRET ACCURATE RESULTS. AN EASY TO USE, VERSATILE FLAT PANEL 3-D DISPLAY WOULD HAVE MANY OTHER POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS WITHIN NASA, INCLUDING CAD, REMOTE TELEROBOTICS OPERATIONS, AND THE POSITIONING OF PAYLOADS WITHIN THE SHUTTLE AND OTHER SPACECRAFT. THIS PROJECT'S LONG TERM GOAL (PHASE I - PHASE III) IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FLAT PANEL AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC (3-D) DISPLAY PROVIDING COLOR, HIGH RESOLUTION, AND DEPTH PERSPECTIVE IMAGING CAPABLE OF BEING SEEN WITHOUT OPTICAL AID BY SEVERALOBSERVERS SITUATED ACROSS A WIDE ANGLE IN FRONT OF THE DISPLAY. THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A "BREADBOARD" DEMONSTRATION MODEL OF THE BASIC OPTICAL ILLUMINATION TECHNIQUE THAT WILL PROVE THE CONCEPT. THE MODEL WILL ESTABLISH THE FOUNDATION FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF A FULL PROTOTYPE DURING PHASE II AND FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND COMMERCIALIZATION DURING PHASE III.

Principal Investigator:

Jesse B. Eichenlaub
Vice President R&d
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Business Contact:

Arnold d. lagergren
PRESIDENT
7164427450
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dimension Technologies, Inc.
176 Anderson Avenue Rochester, NY 14607

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