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Dual Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Display

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68768
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0005
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-4875
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Dual Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Display
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R229
Award Amount: $98,977.00
 

Abstract:

There are a growing number of scenarios where remote equipment and vehicles must be operated in environments unsafe for human presence. Ideally the remote vision system should mimic physical presence as much as possible. Steadily, the demand for stereoscopic (3D) viewing increases, in order to preserve depth of field information and to `immerse' the operator as much as possible in the scenario. The objective of this Phase I effort is to develop an approach to optimize a stereoscopic display based on stacked liquid crystal displays. This display architecture is ideal for remote applications due to its inherent high resolution, compact size, ruggedness, simple passive eyewear (polarized glasses), and its potential for high quality stereoscopic effect. The approach to optimize this display will minimize the effects inherent due to finite separation between the pixel planes, such that Moire effects and light leakage into adjacent pixels to optimize its overall visual quality. Alignment methods capable of sub-pixel alignment tolerances will also be developed. One novel approach that will be investigated is to use a microlens array to re-image the pixels from the first display onto the second display. A test article microlens will be fabricated and tested during the Phase I contract.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Pezzaniti
Senior Optical Scientist
2568242129
larry@polarissensor.com

Business Contact:

David Chenault
President
2568246548
david@polarissensor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
5710 Jones Valley Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No