Holographic Waveguided See-Through Display

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,275.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CA46C
Agency Tracking Number:
074464
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
X4.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203, Torrance, CA, 90501-1821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612439146
Principal Investigator:
Dmitry Voloschenko
Principal Investigator
(310) 320-1066
kyu@luminitco.com
Business Contact:
Marie Todd
Business Official
(310) 320-1066
mtodd@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 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 Holographic Optical Elements into a functional HMD, which enables us to meet NASA goals for a functional, unobtrusive display device that can be incorporated into NASA EVA helmets. HoWSD offers a compact, low-profile display with high brightness and contrast, which is fully see-through and high resolution. In Phase I Luminit demonstrated the feasibility of a see-through helmet-mounted display which prepared us for Phase II. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop a fully-functional rugged prototype HoWSD that can operate under various illumination levels and demonstrate its 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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