BODY-MOUNTED HEAD-UP VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17109
Amount: $49,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tomorrowtools
6660 Hwy 72 W, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A BODY-MOUNTED, HEAD-UP, VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL (VDT) CAPABLE OF PRESENTING TEXT OR GRAPHICS IMAGES TO A USER. THIS VDT WILL CONSIST OF TWO MAJOR PARTS OF HARDWARE, THE DISPLAY MODULE AND THE BASE UNIT CONNECTED BY A CABLE. THE VDT USES A NEW DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY: A TYPE OF MONOCLE, WORN BELOW ONE EYE, THAT PROJECTS THE IMAGE OF A SCREEN FLOATING IN SPACE ANYWHERE THE USER LOOKS. THIS VIRTUAL SCREEN HAS A RESOLUTION OF 720 BY 280 PIXELS AND CAN DISPLAY 25 LINES OF TEXT WITH 80 CHARACTERS PER LINE. THE VDT IS A RELEVANT SOLUTION TO THE NEED FOR A SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, OUTPUT DEVICE THAT CAN BE ATTACHED TO THE USER'S BODY. IT CAN REPLACE HEAVY, BULKY NOTEBOOKS IN CROWDED SPACECRAFT, AND PROVIDES EQUIVALENT DATA TO CREW MEMBERS IN A MORE CONVENIENT, EFFICIENT MANNER. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A BODY-MOUNTED, HEAD-UP, VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL (VDT) CAPABLE OF PRESENTING TEXT OR GRAPHICS IMAGES TO A USER. THIS VDT WILL CONSIST OF TWO MAJOR PARTS OF HARDWARE, THE DISPLAY MODULE AND THE BASE UNIT CONNECTED BY A CABLE. THE VDT USES A NEW DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY: A TYPE OF MONOCLE, WORN BELOW ONE EYE, THAT PROJECTS THE IMAGE OF A SCREEN FLOATING IN SPACE ANYWHERE THE USER LOOKS. THIS VIRTUAL SCREEN HAS A RESOLUTION OF 720 BY 280 PIXELS AND CAN DISPLAY 25 LINES OF TEXT WITH 80 CHARACTERS PER LINE. THE VDT IS A RELEVANT SOLUTION TO THE NEED FOR A SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, OUTPUT DEVICE THAT CAN BE ATTACHED TO THE USER'S BODY. IT CAN REPLACE HEAVY, BULKY NOTEBOOKS IN CROWDED SPACECRAFT, AND PROVIDES EQUIVALENT DATA TO CREW MEMBERS IN A MORE CONVENIENT, EFFICIENT MANNER.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government