Dual Reflection Waveguide Ultra-wide View Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-09-C-6542
Agency Tracking Number: N091-003-1402
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-003
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 033449757
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Igor Ternovskiy
 Principal Scientist
 (424) 263-6325
Business Contact
 Lothar Kempen
Title: Vice President, R&D
Phone: (424) 263-6362
Email: randdoffice@intopsys.com
Research Institution
The Navy has long had a need for a wide field of view Head Mounted Display to provide situation awareness. Taking into account eye position, the image at the HMD should be presented with highest resolution at the center and much less but still acceptable resolution on peripheries. Intelligent Optical Systems proposes to develop a Dual Reflection Waveguide Ultra-wide view display that will provide situation awareness, allow 120 degree peripheral view, and provide a maximal resolution direct view without any moving mechanical parts. The novel optical system is based on dual use of waveguide surfaces for peripheral and direct view information. IOS has successfully completed a series of government projects related to the proposed technology. The diverse experience of the technical staff in the areas of stereovision displays, optical waveguides, image processing, and high performance video processing will contribute to the successful completion of this project. In Phase I, we will perform ray tracing for complete optical design and develop prototype software to correct for wide view image presentation in both see-through systems and non-see-through systems. In Phase II, we will fabricate a prototype system with wide view display and higher than human resolution limits in the foveation area.

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