Replacement of CRT-Based Displays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3676
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-221
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
19910 North Creek Parkway, Bothell, WA, 98011
DUNS: 838707941
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Kykta
 Image Quality Engineer
 (425) 415-6842
Business Contact
 David Westgor
Title: Director of Government Co
Phone: (425) 415-6821
Research Institution
Microvision, Inc. will develop a CRT replacement platform using its MEMS-based scanned beam display technology. Microvision's effort will leverage the knowledge gained in internally funded monochrome feasibility demonstrator and existing MEMS products to jumpstart an effort aimed at developing a fieldable full color display that eliminates many of the disadvantages of current CRTs. The effort will begin by examining and analyzing three candidate architectures that convert non-visible light to visible light to determine the best match to the military's requirements and to provide a platform that can be most readily manufactured and commercialized. After selecting a single architecture, Microvision will then develop a more complete system model of a display according to the selected architecture to predict achievable performance and manufacturability. The model will incorporate Microvision's expertise in MEMS scanning, the limitations of currently available wavelength converting materials, an analysis of color masking techniques, and Microvision's extensive optical and system modeling capabilities. The analysis will inform Microvision's development of a next-stage plan to produce a full-color prototype system. Accordingly, additional deliverables include, a roadmap leading to a Phase II prototype and a realistic commercialization plan for both civil and military Phase III products.

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