Featherweight Displays (FWDs):Ultra-bright VCSEL-based, Full-color Microdisplays using Solderless Nanoscale Interconnects

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-M-6366
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2694
Amount: $99,815.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3885 Decatur Blvd, Suite 2010, Las Vegas, NV, 89103
DUNS: 113433267
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Crist
 (972) 938-1708
Business Contact
 Charles Crist
Title: VP/CTO
Phone: (972) 938-1708
Email: tbird_lt@msn.com
Research Institution
The Feather Weight Display is a novel design and integration of industrially mature technologies including ultra-density silicon circuits with ultra-dense chip-to-chip interconnections, ultra-density VCSEL arrays, nonlinear photonic upconverting colormaterials, and nonlinear optical elements. To demonstrate its potential is primarily a design process. Design of emissive and virtual retinal devices and the identification of industry processes will be accomplished quickly. There are a full spectrum ofusers in the personal microdisplay market, each have distinct issues that must be overcome to be able to provide a winning combination of features. The primary need for the military user is all-weather functionality and low power drain. Size is alsoimportant, but somewhat secondary to other parameters.Reviewing the conditions within international consumer microdisplay market, one fines two primary issues that collide and prevent market from eruption with acceptable products and services. The first is personal vanity. People want and need to lookfashionable if not 'cool'. All current personal displays are too large, bulky, cumbersome, and unstylish to blend into the typical person's wardrobe, lifestyle, and social image. Secondly Cost.The primary benefit from this is the demonstration of higher integrated, lighter, more capable electronics packages. This is useful for not only for the creation of the Feather Weight Display, but also for many other advanced systems including sensors,transmitters, receivers and more. Demonstrating this process will allow the creation of complex assemblies by utilizing the different venders for each specialized function. This will demonstrate how a broad base of highly specialized single purposecircuits suppliers' devices can be integrated into a smaller and lighter package.

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