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HIGH DEFINITION DEFORMABLE MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11835
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11835
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optron Systems, Inc.
235 Bear Hill Rd Ste 200 Waltham, MA 02451-1060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HIGH DEFINITION DEFORMABLE MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,980.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A NEW HIGH-DEFINITION PROJECTION DISPLAY THAT DUE TO ITS INTRINSIC LOW-COST AND REPAIRABILITYWILL HAVE A MULTITUDE OF APPLICATIONS IN THE PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT SECTORS. THIS DISPLAY MAKES USE OF A HIGH-DENSITY MULTI-CONDUCTOR CHARGE TRANSFER PLATE DEVELOPEDBY OPTRON SYSTEMS THAT ENABLES AN E-BEAM DEPOSITED CHARGE TOELECTROSTATICALLY DEFORM A METALLIZED MEMBRANE. SCHLIEREN FILTERING OF LIGHT REFLECTED FROM THE MEMBRANE THEN YIELDS AN INTENSE AND HIGH-DYNAMIC-RANGE IMAGE THAT IS PROJECTED WITH AN ACHROMATIC LENS SYSTEM ONTO A HIGH-GAIN SCREEN. FRAME RATES UP TO 150 HZ WITH FLICKERLESS OPERATION SHOULD BE READILY ATTAINABLE. IN ADDITION THESE FRAMING RATES WILLPERMIT THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAYS OF LARGE COLOR IMAGES WITHTHE AID OF PASSIVE POLARIZING GLASSES. FURTHERMORE, DUE TO ITS NATURE, THIS DISPLAY CAN ULTIMATELY OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF MIXING DIFFERENT DISPLAY FORMATS ON THE SAME SCREEN, IN REAL-TIME. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE MONOCHROME LIGHT MODULATOR WITH A 30 HZ FRAME RATE 10(4) PIXELS AND PROJECTION ONTO A 1M(2) SCREEN.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Leard
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optron Systems Inc.
3 Preston Court Bedford, MA 01730

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No