MINIATURE FULL-COLOR DISPLAY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17712
Amount: $261,822.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech, Inc.
2200 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Handschy
 (303) 449-8933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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