Dual Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R117
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB1-0005
Amount: $876,618.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB041-001
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
5710 Jones Valley Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35802
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Pezzaniti
 Senior Optical Engineer
 (256) 824-2129
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: President
Phone: (256) 824-6548
Email: david@polarissensor.com
Research Institution
There are a growing number of scenarios where remote equipment and vehicles must be operated in environments unsafe for human presence. Ideally the remote vision system should mimic physical presence as much as possible. Steadily, the demand for stereoscopic (3D) viewing increases, in order to preserve depth of field information, and to ‘immerse’ the operator as much as possible in the scenario. In Phase II several 3D displays, based on Phase I designs, will be produced. The 3D display uses two liquid crystal display (LCD) panels stacked on top of one another. On the first panel two stereo images are superposed. The second panel encodes the two images in polarization. Finally the viewer’s polarized glasses decode the images to produce a stereoscopic view. The 3D displays constructed in Phase II will be fully integrated. A small custom electronics and image processing board will be developed in Phase II to take 2 video inputs and convert them to the drive signals for the two LCD panels. All the components for the 3D display will be integrated into a single attractive and rugged housing that accepts two video inputs and is driven with a 12 or 24 V power source.

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