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Open Standard for Display Agnostic 3D Streaming (DA3DS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-17-C-6877
Agency Tracking Number: F16A-T07-0032
Amount: $749,881.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF16-AT07
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-18
Small Business Information
11020 Solway School Rd Ste 104
Knoxville, TN 37931
United States
DUNS: 140654315
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. E. (Tommy) Thomas Jr.
 (865) 896-0036
Business Contact
 Dr. E. (Tommy) Thomas Jr.
Phone: (865) 896-0036
Research Institution
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 Daniel Jamison
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
United States

 (865) 576-5823
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The Air Force has identified a need for a display agnostic common streaming model for 3D data. Third Dimension Technologies (TDT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have formed a consortium to define a 3D streaming model based on open standards for Display Agnostic 3D Streaming (DA3DS). Two factors are driving this need. The first is the dramatic increase in the collection, storage and transmission of 3D data from a wide array of sensors. The second factor is the emergence of true 3D displays, known as Field of Light Displays (FoLDs), that do not require special eyewear. For Phase II, TDT and ORNL propose a detailed work plan for a 24-month effort to: (1) revise the proposed (Phase I) SMFoLD standard and publish as a Technical Report; (2) implement a complete working system; (3) demonstrate the working system(s) and brief the technical report at multiple scientific and engineering meetings ; (4) conduct a second (and possibly third) SMFoLD workshops; (5) revise the standard and software; (6) work with various standards bodies; and (7) make reference code available. TDT and ORNL bring a wealth of 3D experience to this project including leadership in FoLD displays and considerable industry contacts.

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