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Self Powered Cholesteric Reflective Flexible Displays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A043-033-2079
Amount: $729,981.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-033
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-11-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-11-23
Small Business Information
343 Portage Blvd
Kent, OH 44240
United States
DUNS: 802688457
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 J. William Doane
 (330) 673-8784
Business Contact
 Joel Domino
Title: President
Phone: (330) 673-8784
Research Institution

A reflective display that simultaneously serves to generate power from ambient light is developed to create a flexible body worn and handheld display that does not require battery replacement or user charging. Taking advantage of optical features unique to the bistable cholesteric technology, the dual purpose reflective displays make efficient use of ambient light to convert into electrical power from remaining light not reflected by the image even while the device is being operated as a display. Not possible with other known display technologies, a self powered, high resolution cholesteric display on a flexible substrate is developed for maps, text, photos and graphics at a page turn rate of at least several pages per minute. In many applications, the display/photovoltaic device can generate sufficient electrical energy to power other electronics in addition to the display itself.

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