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Updateable 3D Display Using Large Area Photorefractive Polymer Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90102
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-001-0149
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIPD, L.L.C.
1430 N. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85705-6644
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Updateable 3D Display Using Large Area Photorefractive Polymer Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0015
Award Amount: $99,975.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of this proposal is to develop a large area updateable 3D color display using unique photorefractive (PR) polymers with fast writing times (ms), long persistence (hours) and rapid erasure (seconds). As published in a recent Nature paper, the University of Arizona team has demonstrated for the first time that photorefractive polymers may be used for 3D displays with an image persistence of a few hours. The proposed work seeks to explore materials and techniques to enable a 300 mm x 300 mm display area, full color, long term persistence and a wide viewing angle. A multi-pronged approach is planned to integrate the presently established materials, materials approaches, and electronics/photonics techniques to achieve this goal. Primary tasks to be performed include the development of large area photorefractive polymer devices, formulation of a photorefractive polymer with high trap densities for reflection operation, reflection hologram development to provide wider viewing angle, and hologram multiplexing for multicolor operation. Reaching these demanding goals will further ensure broad application of PR polymers, and move updatable 3D display devices into applications in defense, aircraft design and manufacturing, surgery, advertising and training, to name a just a few of the most promising avenues.

Principal Investigator:

Arkady Bablumyan
Optical Engineer
5204655081
Bablumyan@tipdllc.com

Business Contact:

James T. Fountain
Business Manager
5202504405
Fountain@tipdllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIPD, L.L.C.
9030 S. Rita Road, Ste 120 Tucson, AZ 85747

EIN/Tax ID: 562549422
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Sponsored Projects Services
PO BOX 3308
Tucson, AZ 85722-3308
Contact: Sherry L. Esham
Contact Phone: (520) 626-6000
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university