Low-Cost, Eye Limiting Resolution, Immersive Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-09-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: N071-029-0045
Amount: $749,882.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-029
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
1442 Hoelzer Court, Pacific, MO, 63069
DUNS: 142806582
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Stockton
 (636) 257-3530
Business Contact
 Martin Kaiser
Title: President
Phone: (636) 257-3530
Email: mkaiser@bugeyetech.com
Research Institution
Bugeye Technologies’ concept that a low-cost visual display system with 20/20 acuity using Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) parts is achievable was validated in Phase I. The technology utilizes an optical element and flat panel display to create a visual module. Multiple visual modules could be joined together to create a Virtual Mosaic Display (VMD). The VMD creates a continuous, high-resolution, collimated, virtual image without gaps between images. The technology will be further developed and its application in real-time flight training will be tested and evaluated in Phase II research. The VMD configuration or configurations will be combined with a reconfigurable cockpit fitted with simple flight controls suitable for task training in a real time simulated flight environment. Two VMD test cockpits will be developed simultaneously. One VMD test cockpit will be placed in the Naval Survival Training Institute to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the display technology in a classroom environment. The second VMD Training Cockpit will remain at Bugeye Technologies for development and cross validation. Both cockpits will be fitted with the latest enhancements to the VMD system. Software / IG and visual issues will be more easily evaluated The Naval Survival Training Institute will test and evaluate the effectiveness of the VMD for use for Spatial Disorientation training and other programs currently under development.

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