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Segmented Thermal Flash Blindness Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72853
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-064-1030
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynamic Eye, Inc.
345 MT LEBANON BLVD STE 6 Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Segmented Thermal Flash Blindness Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6629
Award Amount: $749,671.00
 

Abstract:

In Dynamic Eye's Phase I project, it was shown that a standard twisted nematic liquid crystal cell, when driven with the appropriate waveforms, can act with sufficient speed and contrast to provide flash blindness protection, even in a segmented shield. Segmenting the shields would improve the operational effectiveness of the aircrew by only darkening the portion of the shields between the operator's pupils and the blinding light source while leaving the remainder of the field of view unaffected. Segmented shields could also prove useful in many other operational areas where laser threats, glare from the sun or other light sources impairs an operators ability to accomplish an assigned task. The work in this proposal will create fully functional liquid crystal flash blindness shields by assembling a specialized segmented sensor, a microcontroller, driver circuitry, and optimized segmented LC shields into two functioning prototypes.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Mullin
President
7168375499
cmullin@dyneye.com

Business Contact:

Christopher Mullin
President
7168375499
cmullin@dyneye.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DYNAMIC EYE, INC.
243 Brantwood Road Amherst, NY 14226

EIN/Tax ID: 542099414
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No