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A Compact, Low-Power, Low Cost Device for Stereoscopic 3D Viewing from a Single…

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Department of Defense
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2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Equinox Corporation
57 West 57th Street, Third Floor New York, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Compact, Low-Power, Low Cost Device for Stereoscopic 3D Viewing from a Single Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0002
Award Amount: $729,999.00


While the traditional approach to collecting video data for stereoscopic display is to use two cameras, it suffers from several drawbacks including excess cost and size, added complexity, and the necessity of careful calibration. Within Phase I, we investigated techniques for collecting stereoscopic data from a single camera, which eliminated the problems associated with the dual-camera configuration. In the Phase I effort, we used Equinox's ARC device to perform this real-time stereoscopic display task while at the same time doing so within a small, low-power, low-cost device. While in Phase I, the device was limited to very simple rectification algorithms to correct for camera rotations, we did investigate more advanced rectification algorithms within a software system running on a PC workstation. In Phase II, we propose to modify the existing ARC device to produce a custom architecture for stereoscopic display and image correction. By leveraging our in house technology, we can do so rapidly and at low cost. The custom architecture will allow more advanced rectification algorithms to be deployed, while at the same time keeping the physical and power footprint limited to something not significantly more than a thicker iPod.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Eveland
Director of Engineering

Business Contact:

Lawrence B. Wolff
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9 West 57th Street, Suite 1650 New York, NY 10019

EIN/Tax ID: 521923084
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No