A Liquid-Crystal on Silicon Infrared Scene Projector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R175
Agency Tracking Number: A032-1434
Amount: $119,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-064
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 602673188
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 STEVE SERATI
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 604-0077
 sserati@bnonlinear.com
Business Contact
 Mark Tanner
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 604-0077
Email: mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal outlines the research and development of a novel infrared scene projection system based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology. This technology combines the light modulating capabilities of liquid crystal with the compact, active electronics of VLSI circuitry. The result is a mass-producible, inexpensive, compact, low-power, high frame rate device. This proposal addresses the limitations of current visible LCoS-SLM technology in meeting the needs of an IR scene projector, and proposes an approach for the development of a multi-purpose VLSI backplane that is suitable for use in both the visible and IR. When combined with IR appropriate materials, the result is an inexpensive device that is reconfigurable.

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