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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:
2005 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Dual Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Display
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R117
Award Amount: $824,478.00
 

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. In Phase II several 3D displays, based on Phase I designs, will be produced. The 3D display uses two liquid crystal display (LCD) panels stacked on top of one another. On the first panel two stereo images are superposed. The second panel encodes the two images in polarization. Finally the viewer's polarized glasses decode the images to produce a stereoscopic view. The 3D displays constructed in Phase II will be fully integrated. A small custom electronics and image processing board will be developed in Phase II to take 2 video inputs and convert them to the drive signals for the two LCD panels. All the components for the 3D display will be integrated into a single attractive and rugged housing that accepts two video inputs and is driven with a 12 or 24 V power source.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Pezzaniti
Senior Optical Engineer
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