MINIATURE FULL-COLOR DISPLAY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$261,822.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17712
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Displaytech, Inc.
2200 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark Handschy
(303) 449-8933
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE MINIATURIZATION OF FULL-COLOR, HIGH-RESOLUTION INFORMATION DISPLAYS IS A PROBLEM THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SOLVE BY EXTENSION OF EXISTING DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES. WE PROPOSE HERE A SOLUTION THAT UTILIZES A COMBINATION OF EXISTING COMMERCIALLY-DRIVEN TECHNOLOGIES TO YIELD DISPLAYS THAT OVERCOME FUNDAMENTAL LIMITATIONS OF MORE ORTHODOX TECHNOLOGIES. THE FIRST OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT INCLUDES THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A 64 X 64 MINIATURE DISPLAY PROTOTYPE WITH GREY SCALE AND COLORS RANGING BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO PRIMARIES. THE SECOND OBJECTIVE IS THE COMPLETION OF A DESIGN STUDY FOR A HEAD- OR HELMET-MOUNTED VGA-RESOLUTION DISPLAY WITH FULL COLOR, FOR DEVELOPMENT DURING PHASE II. THE PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY CAN BE NATURALLY EXTENDED TO HIGH-DEFINITION MINIATURE DISPLAYS AND ULTRA-RESOLUTION FLAT PANELS. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION WOULD YIELD THE FIRST FULL-COLOR DISPLAY OF SIZE AND POWER CONSUMPTION SUITABLE FOR HEAD AND HELMET MOUNTING. IT CAN BE USED AS A HEAD-UP DISPLAY OF SYMBOL AND SENSOR DATA, OR FOR THE DISPLAY OF CONTINUOUS-SCENE IMAGERY IN TRAINING AND SIMULATION APPLICATIONS. ITS MODERATE COST MAKES IT WELL SUITED FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION AS A DISPLAY OF STEREO IMAGERY FOR VIRTUAL REALITY.

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