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Helmet Embedded Conformal Augmented Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D10PC20048
Agency Tracking Number: 1021051
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB010.2-006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-28
Small Business Information
20600 GRAMERCY PL Building 100
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tin Aye
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the DHS need for a next-generation helmet with an embedded heads-up display for emergency responder personal
situation awareness, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Helmet Embedded Conformal Augmented Display (HECAD) that can be easily integrated into emergency responder helmet. The proposed HECAD system is based on a unique design that integrates environmentally hardened miniature microdisplays and electronics with POC developed waveguide holographic imageprojection optics conformal to or embedded onto helmet visor. The proposed lightweight, low-profile, low-power device will provide advanced situation awareness by displaying readouts and alerts of body-warned multiple sensors, and can switch between normal data and augmented scene display modes. In Phase I, POC will design HECAD for an advance first responder helmet and demonstrate the proposed concept's feasibility through simulation and integration of a preliminary prototype system. In Phase II, POC plans to develop
a fully functional prototype and integrate it with a selected helmet system to evaluate it in a simulated operational environment. Due to its modular low-profile, see-through design, the HECAD will have significant commercial applications primarily benefiting firefighters and emergency responders for disasters; it can also be used as heads-up displays in medical, sports, aerospace, training, manufacturing, and gaming applications.

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