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EXTRAVEHICULAR MOBILITY UNIT HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAY

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6818
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6818
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics, Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55449
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: EXTRAVEHICULAR MOBILITY UNIT HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAY
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $495,000.00
 

Abstract:

HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAY (HMD) SYSTEMS PRESENT MANY POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO OVERCOME CURRENT DISPLAY LIMITATIONS OF EXTRAVEHICULAR SPACESUITS. IN THIS PHASE I EFFORT WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE PRELIMINARY OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL DESIGNS FOR INCORPORATING AN HMD SYSTEM WITH THE EXTRAVEHICULAR MOBILITY UNIT (EMU). THE DESIGN GOALS ARE TO PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE HUD SYSTEM ON THE EMU WHILE PROVIDING A LOW PROFILE LOW POWER DISPLAY SYSTEM HAVING EASY ACCESS FOR SUITED CREW MEMBERS. THE SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS OF SPACE (SUN AND NIGHT) NEED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN TRADE OFF AND SELECTION PROCESS. WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN THE OPTO-MECHANICAL LAYOUTS TO BE RELATIVELY DISPLAY SOURCE INDEPENDENT. IN PHASE II WE WILL FINALIZE THE OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL DESIGNS, AND BUILD A PROTO TYPE SYSTEM TO DEMONSTRATE THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR APPROACH.

Principal Investigator:

David E Stoltzmann

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apa Optics Inc.
2950 N E 84th Ln Blaine, MN 55434

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