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Fast Updatable Large-area Holographic Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0066
Agency Tracking Number: F08A-001-0298
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-T001
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-06-28
Small Business Information
16115 SW 117th Ave. A-15
Miami, FL 33177
United States
DUNS: 110012903
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pengfei Wu
 Research Scientist
 (305) 235-6928
 pwu@new-span.com
Business Contact
 Grace Wang
Title: President
Phone: (305) 235-6928
Email: gwang@new-span.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MIAMI
 Sandy Blanco
 
1251 Memorial Drive. Rm.406
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

 (305) 284-4541
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

Mapping awareness of battlefield is increasingly valuable for many military mission planning and activities, particularly in complex urban and mountainous terrain. Currently available two-dimensional (2D) visualization techniques have limit capacity to achieve understanding of full dimensionality of the battlefield. Rewritable 3D holographic storage is promising for updatable 3D display applications. Based on our encouraging preliminary study on reversible nonvolatile holographic storage, New Span Opto-Technology Inc. proposes herein a novel large-area 3D updateable holographic display (UHD), capable of reversible recording and nonvolatile reading based on a novel bi-photonic holographic technique without using high-voltage electrical field across the polymer film. The proposed technique exploits one laser source for both coherent recording and reading processes. The Phase I research will focus on feasibility studies of the proposed UHD concept by recording reversible holograms and reading the stored information without volatility using azobenzene photorefractive polymer films. In Phase II, we will improve the system design and construct and characterize a 300 x 300 mm prototype true 3-D display system. We will study the functionality of the prototype system through demonstration of high diffraction efficiencies, wide viewing angles, fast writing times, long persistence of hours or more, controllable erasure with thousands write/rewrite cycle capability.

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