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Replacement of CRT-Based Displays

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Department of Defense
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2004 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Microvision, Inc.
6222 185th Avenue N.E. Redmond, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Replacement of CRT-Based Displays
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0127
Award Amount: $120,000.00


Microvision, Inc. will develop a CRT replacement platform using its MEMS-based scanned beam display technology. Microvision's effort will leverage the knowledge gained in internally funded monochrome feasibility demonstrator and existing MEMS products to jumpstart an effort aimed at developing a fieldable full color display that eliminates many of the disadvantages of current CRTs. The effort will begin by examining and analyzing three candidate architectures that convert non-visible light to visible light to determine the best match to the military's requirements and to provide a platform that can be most readily manufactured and commercialized. After selecting a single architecture, Microvision will then develop a more complete system model of a display according to the selected architecture to predict achievable performance and manufacturability. The model will incorporate Microvision's expertise in MEMS scanning, the limitations of currently available wavelength converting materials, an analysis of color masking techniques, and Microvision's extensive optical and system modeling capabilities. The analysis will inform Microvision's development of a next-stage plan to produce a full-color prototype system. Accordingly, additional deliverables include, a roadmap leading to a Phase II prototype and a realistic commercialization plan for both civil and military Phase III products.

Principal Investigator:

Martin Kykta
Image Quality Engineer

Business Contact:

David Westgor
Director of Government Co
Small Business Information at Submission:

19910 North Creek Parkway Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911600822
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No