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Ultra high-resolution scanned linear array light engine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79397
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-340-1524
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALCES Technology, Inc.
650 West Elk Avenue #8 PO Box 11180 Jackson, WY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Ultra high-resolution scanned linear array light engine
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-07-C-0079
Award Amount: $749,972.00
 

Abstract:

Core optical components for deployable ultra high resolution displays will be developed in a program focusing on four main technologies: First is a light modulator that offers high resolution and optical efficiency and can be manufactured with extreme reliability. Second is a laser illumination system that is properly matched to the modulator for high brightness. Third are polarized optical elements for high contrast. Fourth is an optical system architecture that takes advantage of the high switching speeds possible with micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). The components developed in this program are the heart of an optics engine that delivers stunning visual performance for military flight simulation and civilian high performance display applications. Recent advances in laser illumination systems coupled with our new MEMS optical modulator designs will dramatically reduce the size and cost of high resolution projection displays. In addition to demonstrating component technologies, we are also developing metrology tools and methods to facilitate high reliability manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

David M. Bloom
President and CEO
3077321994
dbloom@alcestech.com

Business Contact:

Christopher A. DeMarco
Research Engineer
3077321994
cdemarco@alcestech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALCES TECHNOLOGY, INC.
650 West Elk Avenue #8 PO Box 11180 Jackson, WY 83002

EIN/Tax ID: 200083025
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No