Cross-Cockpit Collimated Displays for Flight Simulation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,916.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0423
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-146-0300
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
DIAMOND VISIONICS LLC
400 Plaza Drive, Suite-A, Vestal, NY, 13850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
944322718
Principal Investigator:
James Pendrys
Senior Systems Engineer
(607) 729-8526
pendrys@diamondvisionics.com
Business Contact:
David Gdovin
President
(607) 729-8526
dgdovin@diamondvisionics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
At present, multi-viewer cockpit displays that provide accurate collimation and consistency of other display characteristics, such as intensity and tint, require expensive projection systems. The capability to accomplishing these functions with PC based software would provide both reduced cost and flexibility. Not only would less expensive projectors be required, such software executed on a PC using a GPU would be able to be tuned to any selected projection systems. The sophistication of GPU based graphics on PCs permits modification of the image input to the projection system such that images by multiple projectors can be made to be collimated, have equal intensity, have equal tint, and in general, proved a seamless combined image. DVC has five years of experience using GPU based software for image generation. This experience will permit DVC to develop software for the control of cross-cockpit displays that permit a seamless display with multiple projectors. In addition, nonlinear optimization techniques provide the capability to obtain both collimation and consistency of color and intensity across the entire scene automatically, that is, rapidly and without human intervention. These optimization methods are well known in both the mathematical and engineering communities

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