True Three Dimensional Monitor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26232
Amount: $49,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Specialty Devices, Inc.
1104 Summit Avenue, Suite 104, Plano, TX, 75074
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Higley
 (214) 578-7501
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO BUILD, TEST AND CHARAXTERIZE A NOVEL THREE DIMENSIONAL MONITOR FOR THE DIRECT DISPLAY OF THREE (OR HIGHER) DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION. OUR DEVICE IS CONSTRUCTED OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL ARRAY OF PIXELS, ACTUALLY "VOXELS", WHICH IN THEIR QUIESCENT STATE ARE TRANSPARENT. WHEN THESE ELEMENTS ARE EXCITED OPTICALLY, THROUGH A FIBER OPTIC PIGTAIL, THEY FLOURESCE. THE SUM OF MANY FLOURESCING ELEMENTS THUS COMPOSE A THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE. THIS SPATIAL MONITOR WILL BE USED IN MANY APPLICATIONS TO VISUALIZE - AND INTERACT WITH - THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGES. FOR EXAMPLE, THE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS OF AN OPERATOR ENGANGED IN A THREE DIMENSIONAL TASK WILL BE GREATLY INCREASED. AN EXAMPLE PARTICULARLY PERTINENT TO THE MISSION OF THE SDI IS THE RADAR DISPLAY OF MULTIPLE TARGETS IN A LARGE SPATIO-TEMPORAL OPERATIONAL FIELD.

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