Holographic Waveguide Visor Display (HWVD)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,951.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-6065
Award Id:
97101
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-017-0730
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-017
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6150 Yarrow Drive, Suite F, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
791147577
Principal Investigator:
PeterZeidler
Vice President
(760) 603-8140
pzeidler@holoeyesystems.com
Business Contact:
DouglasWebb
Program Specialist
(760) 603-8140
dwebb@holoeyesystems.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I proposal is to develop a binocular see-through HWVD reference design. The optical system will couple a state of the art high resolution 1920x1080 LCOS microdisplay with a state of the art holographic waveguide. The optical design will attempt to utilize the entire LCOS display to yield 1920x1080 resolution. Utilization of the waveguide will allow for a wide 40 degree (diagonal) FOV, while having a large 30x30 mm eyebox. With the advantages obtained by use of the optical waveguide and the small LCOS microdisplay, the proposed HWVD system should enable significant cost, volume, and weight reductions as compared to existing designs. The design will also address power and efficiency requirements consistent for a pilot HMD system. The proposed design will take advantage of the commercial viability of high resolution displays developed for the consumer HDTV market, which allows for panel costs at a fraction of what was available previously. Use of an LED light source will allow for utilization of specific wavelengths tailored to specific applications, and allow for any high brightness requirements. Looking at the waveguide roadmap, the design team will outline a path towards a full color HWVD with a larger FOV. BENEFIT: Production of a low cost binocular helmet mounted display using holographic waveguide and LCOS technology that can be used in multiple military and commercial applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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