Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,901.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CB55P
Award Id:
88005
Agency Tracking Number:
074464
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612439146
Principal Investigator:
Dmitry Voloschenko
Principal Investigator
(310) 320-1066
kyu@luminitco.com
Business Contact:
Linh Whitaker
Business Official
(310) 320-1066
lwhitaker@luminitco.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the NASA need for lightweight, space suit-mounted displays, Luminit proposes a novel Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display. Our proposed Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display (HoWSD) will integrate highly selective waveguiding Bragg holograms, Luminit diffuser technology, a unique LCD backlight into a helmet-mounted display (HMD) that will provide easy- to-access clearly visible information to astronauts during extravehicular activity (EVA). The proposed HoWSD incorporates a unique design and Luminit novel diffusers into a functional HMD, which enables us to meet NASA goals for a functional, unobtrusive display device that provides information to astronauts during EVA. HoWSD offers a compact, low-profile display with high brightness and contrast, which is fully see-through and high resolution. In Phase I Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of a see-through helmet-mounted display that can operate under various illumination levels, and which will prepare us for Phase II. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop a fully-functional rugged prototype and demonstrate HoWSD functionality. The demonstrated results will offer NASA the capability of incorporating a non-obtrusive, rugged, wide field-of-view display into a space suit helmet designed for EVAs.

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