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Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0174
Award Amount: $149,988.00


To address the Navy"s need for an innovative collimated controller display for a rotary-wing flight simulator, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic 3D display (VCASH-3D) system. The proposed system is based on a novel synthetic holographic principle implemented using commercially available laser-based miniature projectors and POC"s new design of a holographic angular multiplexer screen. The innovative use of a 2D array of laser projectors and their integration via the multiplexing screen allows VCASH-3D to form synthetic holographic 3D images with any desired depth of collimation and view direction without distortion due to viewer head movement. As a result, VCASH-3D offers variable collimation and improved 3D depth perception with automatic stereo vision for rotary-wing chin windows and cargo hatches as well as forward out-of-the-windshield imagery, which directly address the Navy"s requirements for a new collimated visual display. In Phase I, POC will design a VCASH-3D system that meets the unique requirements and demonstrate its feasibility by a proof-of-concept prototype setup. In Phase II, POC will optimize the design and integrate, demonstrate, and validate a prototype that addresses the Navy"s requirements for innovative collimated controller display for rotary wing and VSTOL flight simulators.

Principal Investigator:

Tin Aye
Technology Vice President
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Photonic Systems Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No