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MINIATURE FULL-COLOR DISPLAY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
17712
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17712
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech Incorporated
2602 CLOVER BASIN DR LONGMONT, CO 80503 7604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: MINIATURE FULL-COLOR DISPLAY
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $261,822.00
 

Abstract:

THE MINIATURIZATION OF FULL-COLOR, HIGH-RESOLUTION INFORMATION DISPLAYS IS A PROBLEM THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SOLVE BY EXTENSION OF EXISTING DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES. WE PROPOSE HERE A SOLUTION THAT UTILIZES A COMBINATION OF EXISTING COMMERCIALLY-DRIVEN TECHNOLOGIES TO YIELD DISPLAYS THAT OVERCOME FUNDAMENTAL LIMITATIONS OF MORE ORTHODOX TECHNOLOGIES. THE FIRST OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT INCLUDES THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A 64 X 64 MINIATURE DISPLAY PROTOTYPE WITH GREY SCALE AND COLORS RANGING BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO PRIMARIES. THE SECOND OBJECTIVE IS THE COMPLETION OF A DESIGN STUDY FOR A HEAD- OR HELMET-MOUNTED VGA-RESOLUTION DISPLAY WITH FULL COLOR, FOR DEVELOPMENT DURING PHASE II. THE PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY CAN BE NATURALLY EXTENDED TO HIGH-DEFINITION MINIATURE DISPLAYS AND ULTRA-RESOLUTION FLAT PANELS. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION WOULD YIELD THE FIRST FULL-COLOR DISPLAY OF SIZE AND POWER CONSUMPTION SUITABLE FOR HEAD AND HELMET MOUNTING. IT CAN BE USED AS A HEAD-UP DISPLAY OF SYMBOL AND SENSOR DATA, OR FOR THE DISPLAY OF CONTINUOUS-SCENE IMAGERY IN TRAINING AND SIMULATION APPLICATIONS. ITS MODERATE COST MAKES IT WELL SUITED FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION AS A DISPLAY OF STEREO IMAGERY FOR VIRTUAL REALITY.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Handschy
3034498933

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Displaytech, Inc.
2200 Central Avenue Boulder, CO 80301

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