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Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-041-0562
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-041
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-13-C-0206
Award Amount: $348,194.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Navy"s need for innovative visual displays to provide variable collimation and improved 3D depth perception for rotary wing flight simulators, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of a new Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display (VCASH-3D) based on a novel synthetic holographic window design. The innovation of using an array of low-cost laser-based miniature projectors and POC"s unique holographic angular multiplexer screen (HAMS) enables the VCASH-3D to provide full parallax 3D (autostereoscopic) images and scenes with any collimation over a wide viewing area without the apparent depth distortions of standard stereoscopic and collimated display systems. In Phase I, POC demonstrated the feasibility of the VCASH-3D through design, fabrication, and demonstration of a functional, full-color, video-rate (60 Hz) prototype consisting of an 8 x 2 array of laser pico-projectors and a POC-fabricated 16 x 9 in., 20deg (H) x 20deg(V) field of view (FOV) HAMS. In Phase II, POC plans to refine, develop, and demonstrate a real-time full-parallax volumetric 3D visualization prototype system based on improved modular and scalable designs to provide variable collimation and improved 3D depth perception for rotary wing chin windows, cargo hatch operations, and curved front windows.

Principal Investigator:

Tin Aye
Technology Vice-President
(310) 320-3088
EOSProposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Integrated Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -

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