Gaze-contingent Immersive Field-of-view head mounted Display

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,995.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N61339-07-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-041-0320
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-041
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
LUMINIT, LLC
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612439146
Principal Investigator:
Fedor Dimov
Director, Holographic Systems
(310) 320-1066
kyu@luminitco.com
Business Contact:
Engin Arik
President and CEO
(310) 320-1066
earik@luminitco.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address Navy need for efficient, high-resolution simulators providing 20/20 clarity foveal display, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Gaze-contingent Immersive Field-of-view head mounted Display (GIFD). This proposed device is based on our low profile holographic substrate-guided HMD and eye tracker integrated with a miniature CMOS camera and flat panel microdisplay. A multi-resolution display technique will be applied to vary the resolution based on the eye’s gaze. GIFD will take advantage of human eye performance by tracking the pilot’s gaze and providing a small eye-tracked FOV with high resolution while also providing a much lower resolution immersive peripheral FOV. It will offer real-time simulation of arbitrary visual fields with the implementation of a commercial graphics card. The net result is a lightweight, easy to maintain imaging system with 20/20 resolution, which projects real time virtual environments an order of magnitude more complex than current systems and complies with the requirements of the Joint Strike Fighter program. In Phase I Luminit will conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration and define the risks and performance in a training simulation environment. In Phase II, Luminit plans to construct helmet-mountable, prototype system. An upgraded real-time device will be implemented in Phase III for Navy testing.

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