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REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHY COCKPIT DISPLAY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6065
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6065
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Light Fantastic Inc.
Po Box 1231 Oak Ridge, TN 37831
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHY COCKPIT DISPLAY
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $658,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ABILITY TO SEE THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES IN CONVEYED BY ONLY A FEW TECHNOLOGIES. HOLOGRAPHY IS ONE. THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR A DYNAMIC (RECORDER OR REAL-TIME) MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHIC SYSTEM IN WHICH A REMOTE LARGE-SCALE OBJECT OR SCENE-AIRCRAFT, TERRAIN OR OTHER - IS DISPLAY IN REAL TIME BY MEANS OF HOLOGRAPHY. THE MECHANISM USED IS HIGH-SPEED VIDEO RECORDING, COMBINED WITH COMPUTER AND OPTICAL TRANSFORMATION INTO MULTIPLEXTED HOLOGRAMS WHICH ARE SHOWN SEQUENTIALLY ON A SCREEN OR OTHER DEVICE. THE SYSTEM WOULD PERMIT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, REAL-TIME DISPLAY IN THREE DIMENSIONS WITHOUT THE USE OF THE HUMAN EYE. ADVANCES IN PARALLEL COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGE PROCESSING HAVE MADE POSSIBLE REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHY, WHICH SEEMED UNATTAINABLE A FEW YEARS AGO. REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHY WOULD ALLOW, IN PRINCIPLE, DISCARDING OF THE RELATIVELY FRAGILE CANOPY OF AIRCRAFT, AND COMPLETE REDEISGN OF FUTURE AIRCRAFT. THE PROPOSAL IS FOR A "TEST-BED" FOR DETERMINING THE APPROPIRATE RESEARCH AVENUES TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES. MUCH OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT CONSISTS OF EVALUATING HOW PRESENT-DAY TECHNOLOGY IN ADVANCED COMPUTERS, ELECTRO-OPTIC MODULATORS, HOLOGRAPHY, LASERS AND OTHER FIELDS CAN BE COMBINED TO ATTAIN THE GOAL.

Principal Investigator:

Herbert Inhaber
6154816721

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Light Fantastic Inc.
Po Box 1231 Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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