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Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
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: Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0300
Award Amount: $79,950.00


To address the US Navy need for a high-performance direct-view LED-based AMLCD display, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop an innovative high-luminescence, high-contrast, high optically and electronically efficient airborne Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight (2HUB2). This inexpensive and reliable device is based on mature backlight technology (which couples excellently with recent LED innovations, utilizes just a few (1-2) superior-quality films in the stack), a hybrid diffuser technology, low cost electronics and smart synchronization. The device will offer unparalleled performance in homogenization and brightness (more than 350 ft-Lambert), increase the efficiency by 40%, provide high contrast ratio and enhanced image clarity. The power consumption of the 2HUB2 system is estimated to be 8 W, achieved by employing ultra-thin, fully synchronized LED array-based innovative Phase I design. In Phase I Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of 2HUB2 by laboratory proof-of-concept device of 6,e8 in. size consisting of LED sources, the backlight itself, and AMLCD display, and will perform the extensive testing of its components, power, synchronization, electronics, and display properties, including reliability. In Phase II Luminit plans to develop a full-size integrated version of 2HUB2 aimed for airborne applications with night-vision capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Evgeni Poliakov
Sr. Optical Engineer

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