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Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2008 / 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: 2008
Title: Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CB55P
Award Amount: $99,901.00


To address the NASA need for lightweight, space suit-mounted displays, Luminit proposes a novel Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display. Our proposed Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display (HoWSD) will integrate highly selective waveguiding Bragg holograms, Luminit diffuser technology, a unique LCD backlight into a helmet-mounted display (HMD) that will provide easy- to-access clearly visible information to astronauts during extravehicular activity (EVA). The proposed HoWSD incorporates a unique design and Luminit novel diffusers into a functional HMD, which enables us to meet NASA goals for a functional, unobtrusive display device that provides information to astronauts during EVA. HoWSD offers a compact, low-profile display with high brightness and contrast, which is fully see-through and high resolution. In Phase I Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of a see-through helmet-mounted display that can operate under various illumination levels, and which will prepare us for Phase II. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop a fully-functional rugged prototype and demonstrate HoWSD functionality. The demonstrated results will offer NASA the capability of incorporating a non-obtrusive, rugged, wide field-of-view display into a space suit helmet designed for EVAs.

Principal Investigator:

Dmitry Voloschenko
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Linh Whitaker
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luminit, LLC
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203 Torrance, CA 90501

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