Substrate-guided wave-based augmented reality holographic head mounted display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0321
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-031-0376
Amount: $69,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T031
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
1850 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 612439146
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fedor Dimov
 Director, Holographic Systems
 (310) 320-1066
Business Contact
 Engin Arik
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (310) 320-1066
Research Institution
 Clemson University
 J. M Westall
 School of Computing
800 McAdams Hall, Clemson Univ
Clemson, SC, 29634 1906
 (864) 656-6868
 Nonprofit college or university
To address the Navy need for a low-cost see-through head mounted display technology for augmented reality (AR) training environments, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new cost-efficient wide field of view (FOV) full-color see-through Substrate-guided wave based Augmented Reality Holographic Head Mounted Display (SARH-HMD) that will significantly improve infantry training. Because SARH-HMD is truly see-through, it does not impose limitations on the real world FOV and will superimpose virtual objects with a 40 degree FOV, which has never before been achieved. SARH-HMD is low profile, lightweight and has eye relief sufficient to permit a user to wear their corrective lenses. In Phase I, Luminit will develop a concept for a low cost, high-performance see-through binocular HMD. We will model and benchtop test the performance of this demonstration SARH-HMD device, and then define the specifications for a notional full capability HMD suitable for infantry training. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop and build a proof-of-concept demonstration device and test it in a laboratory environment. We will demonstrate the robustness, size, weight, comfort, and power required for effective AR training applications. In Phase III Luminit will further develop and advance the key technologies and produce low cost high resolution binocular HMD.

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