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REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHIC STEREOGRAM DISPLAY

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11810
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11810
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kms Fusion Inc
PO Box 1778 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHIC STEREOGRAM DISPLAY
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,128.00
 

Abstract:

KMSF PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A REAL-TIME DISPLAY CAPABLE OF HOLOGRAPHICALLY PROJECTING A 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE. DURING THE PHASE I EFFORT, KMS WILL RESEARCH AND EXAMINE THE LIMITATIONS OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART, ANALYZE EXISTING ELECTRONIC HOLOGRAPHY SYSTEMS, DESIGN A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF A PROJECTED HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY FOR HOLOGRAPHIC STEREOGRAMS AND DEVELOP AN OPTIMIZED DESIGN FOR A HOLOGRAPHIC AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC 3-D DISPLAY. REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS HAVE LONG BEEN CONSIDERED IMPRACTICAL DUE TO THE EXTREMELY HIGH BANDWIDTH AND RESOLUTION REQUIREMENTS INVOLVED. THESE ARE BASED ON PAST ANALYSES OF CONVENTIONAL TRANSMISSION HOLOGRAMS, WHICH PROVIDE MUCH MORE INFORMATION THAN A HUMAN OBSERVER CAN USE. MORE RECENT STUDIES HAVE CONCLUDED THE INFORMATION CONTENT OF HOLOGRAMS CAN BE DRASTICALLY REDUCED WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT EFFECT UPON THE VISUAL IMPACT OF THE IMAGE. THE REQUIRED SPACE-BANDWIDTH PRODUCT CAN BE REDUCED TO THAT AVAILABLE WITH COMMERCIAL SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS BY PROGRESSIVELY SCANNING A SMALLER HOLOGRAM TO FILL OUT A 3-D VIEWING SPACE. BY UTILIZING EXISTING COMPUTER GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY TO QUICKLY RENDER PERSPECTIVE VIEWS OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT IT SHOULD BECOME EASIER TO GENERATEHOLOGRAPHIC STEREOGRAMS IN REAL TIME RATHER THAN ATTEMPTING THE MORE DIFFICULT AND UNNECESSARY TASK OF DIRECTLY COMPUTING A "REAL" HOLOGRAM WITH DIFFRACTION-LIMITED RESOLUTION.

Principal Investigator:

Joel S Kollin
Optical Engineer
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kms Fusion Inc
Po Box 1567 Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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