Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0300
Agency Tracking Number: N071-028-0389
Amount: $79,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-028
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
LUMINIT, LLC
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 612439146
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Evgeni Poliakov
 Sr. Optical Engineer
 (310) 320-1066
 kyu@luminitco.com
Business Contact
 Engin Arik
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (310) 320-1066
Email: earik@luminitco.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the US Navy need for a high-performance direct-view LED-based AMLCD display, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop an innovative high-luminescence, high-contrast, high optically and electronically efficient airborne Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight (2HUB2). This inexpensive and reliable device is based on mature backlight technology (which couples excellently with recent LED innovations, utilizes just a few (1-2) superior-quality films in the stack), a hybrid diffuser technology, low cost electronics and smart synchronization. The device will offer unparalleled performance in homogenization and brightness (more than 350 ft-Lambert), increase the efficiency by 40%, provide high contrast ratio and enhanced image clarity. The power consumption of the 2HUB2 system is estimated to be 8 W, achieved by employing ultra-thin, fully synchronized LED array-based innovative Phase I design. In Phase I Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of 2HUB2 by laboratory proof-of-concept device of 6„e8 in. size consisting of LED sources, the backlight itself, and AMLCD display, and will perform the extensive testing of its components, power, synchronization, electronics, and display properties, including reliability. In Phase II Luminit plans to develop a full-size integrated version of 2HUB2 aimed for airborne applications with night-vision capabilities.

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