True 3-D Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6617
Agency Tracking Number: F051-054-0278
Amount: $749,575.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-054
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
METROLASER, INC.
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
DUNS: 188465819
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Kupiec
 Senior Scientist
 (949) 553-0688
 skupiec@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact
 Cecil Hess
Title: President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Email: cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this project, MetroLaser proposes to develop a conceptual design for a prototype time-sequential multi-perspective, autostereographic display (ASD). This system will have multiple stereoscopic viewing zones over an extended field of view. The envisioned architecture for the ASD will extend the capabilities of the display, so that 3-D images can be seen by multiple viewers. A combination of time multiplexing and modular use of multiple optical trains make the proposed system capable of serving multiple users by generating a cylindrical display. Within Phase II, we will expand upon our successfully implemented Phase I display, employing refinement of the optical train and computer system in conjunction with development of a high bandwidth communication channel with the display spatial light modulator to eliminate transfer bottlenecks. The display system module to be built will provide high quality 3-D imagery without the need for glasses, goggles, or other viewing aids. A display module will be built and delivered to the Air Force for evaluation. During Phase II, MetroLaser will identify and collaborate with potential commercial partners. Ultimately, a commercial system will be built that will provide multi-user interactivity at near real-time speeds.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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