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Development of Low-Cost Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
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Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Development of Low-Cost Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-C-0445
Award Amount: $1,499,990.00


SA Photonics, in conjunction with our teammates at the University of Arizona, have developed LARS, the low-cost augmented reality system. This system is a see-through HMD used for training and simulation. LARS was designed using an innovative freeform prism combiner which is small, lightweight and has very little obscuration of the outside world. We have partnered with Rockwell Collins Optronics (RCO) as our commercialization partner. With their extensive track record in ruggedized HMDs, RCO is a great partner to ensure the commercialization of LARS.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Browne
VP Product Development
(408) 348-4426

Business Contact:

Andrea Singewald
(970) 778-2353
Small Business Information at Submission:

SA Photonics
650 5th Street Suite 505 San Francisco, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 611427995
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Arizona
2540 Dole Street
Hall 402
Honolulu, HI 96822-
Contact: Professor H. Hua
Contact Phone: (520) 626-8703