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Gaze-contingent Immersive Field-of-view head mounted Display

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Department of Defense
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
1850 W 205th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Gaze-contingent Immersive Field-of-view head mounted Display
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N61339-07-C-0078
Award Amount: $79,995.00


To address Navy need for efficient, high-resolution simulators providing 20/20 clarity foveal display, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Gaze-contingent Immersive Field-of-view head mounted Display (GIFD). This proposed device is based on our low profile holographic substrate-guided HMD and eye tracker integrated with a miniature CMOS camera and flat panel microdisplay. A multi-resolution display technique will be applied to vary the resolution based on the eye's gaze. GIFD will take advantage of human eye performance by tracking the pilot's gaze and providing a small eye-tracked FOV with high resolution while also providing a much lower resolution immersive peripheral FOV. It will offer real-time simulation of arbitrary visual fields with the implementation of a commercial graphics card. The net result is a lightweight, easy to maintain imaging system with 20/20 resolution, which projects real time virtual environments an order of magnitude more complex than current systems and complies with the requirements of the Joint Strike Fighter program. In Phase I Luminit will conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration and define the risks and performance in a training simulation environment. In Phase II, Luminit plans to construct helmet-mountable, prototype system. An upgraded real-time device will be implemented in Phase III for Navy testing.

Principal Investigator:

Fedor Dimov
Director, Holographic Systems

Business Contact:

Engin Arik
President and CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 203829605
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No