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Color Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (CUDM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-017-1778
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-017
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
HOLOEYE Systems, Inc.
1620 Fifth Avenue Suite 550 San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Color Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (CUDM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-13-M-6409
Award Amount: $149,111.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: There is an opportunity to advance liquid crystal on silicone (LCOS) microdisplay technology to meet the next generation Head Mounted Display (HMD) requirements and pave the way for practical real time holography for holographic video displays and near to eye displays for defense, industrial, medical and consumer applications. LCOS builds on two dominant technologies that have created the modern world of electronics and displays: IC and liquid crystals. The economic importance of these developments has fostered massive funding for design, development, and production. This has created a dynamic LCOS industry that addresses the requirements of projection and holographic displays by taking advantage of the latest technological advances. HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. (HSI) is a leader in the development of high resolution, small pixel pitch LCOS microdisplays. HSI already has a 3.74µm pixel pitch 4096 x 2400 pixel microdisplay coming out in Q2 2013. In this proposal we lay out the study to take this basic 3.74µm design and configure it into a 5 Mpixel 2500 x 2000 microdisplay with a diagonal of ~12mm for HMD applications. The research will also detail the path to 12 bit dynamic range and 180Hz operation. BENEFIT: Highest resolution and contrast imagery benefiting a multitude of applications including digital night vision, 2D and 3D onsite and remote medical visualization, military and commercial surveilance analysis, and all applications requiring real time holography.

Principal Investigator:

William P. Bleha
Senior Research Scientist
(888) 446-5639
wpbleha@holoeyesystems.com

Business Contact:

Nathaniel P. Gallery
Operations Manager
(888) 446-5639
ngallery@holoeyesystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HOLOEYE Systems, Inc.
1620 Fifth Avenue Suite 550 San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 203823380
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No