Optics for Focal Plane Photochromic Anti-glare Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
34474
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantics
3980 Del Mar Meadows, San Diego, CA, 92130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 George S. Levy
 President
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Anti-glare visors and rearview mirrors for cars can be constructed by inserting a photochromic layer in the focal plane of an optical system. Rays from intense glare souces are focused and create dark spots on the photochromic layer and thus self attenuate. Rays from dim objects are left unaffected. The optics can be achieved with either conventional lenses or microlens arrays. Anti-glare devices just a few millimeters thick can be constructed using planar optics based on microlens arrays. The objective for Phase I is to generate several alternative designs based on this anitglare technology, for the optics of rearview mirrors and visor, evaluate these designs and select a set of best candidates.

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