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Substrate-guided wave-based augmented reality holographic head mounted display

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Department of Defense
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2009 / STTR
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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: 2009
Title: Substrate-guided wave-based augmented reality holographic head mounted display
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0321
Award Amount: $69,991.00


To address the Navy need for a low-cost see-through head mounted display technology for augmented reality (AR) training environments, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new cost-efficient wide field of view (FOV) full-color see-through Substrate-guided wave based Augmented Reality Holographic Head Mounted Display (SARH-HMD) that will significantly improve infantry training. Because SARH-HMD is truly see-through, it does not impose limitations on the real world FOV and will superimpose virtual objects with a 40 degree FOV, which has never before been achieved. SARH-HMD is low profile, lightweight and has eye relief sufficient to permit a user to wear their corrective lenses. In Phase I, Luminit will develop a concept for a low cost, high-performance see-through binocular HMD. We will model and benchtop test the performance of this demonstration SARH-HMD device, and then define the specifications for a notional full capability HMD suitable for infantry training. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop and build a proof-of-concept demonstration device and test it in a laboratory environment. We will demonstrate the robustness, size, weight, comfort, and power required for effective AR training applications. In Phase III Luminit will further develop and advance the key technologies and produce low cost high resolution binocular HMD.

Principal Investigator:

Fedor Dimov
Director, Holographic Systems

Business Contact:

Engin Arik
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luminit, LLC
1850 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 203829605
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Clemson University
School of Computing
800 McAdams Hall, Clemson Univ
Clemson, SC 29634 1906
Contact: J. M. Westall
Contact Phone: (864) 656-6868
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university