Full Color, Flexible, Day/Nighttime Displays for Mobile Battle Command Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$120,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-05-C-T203
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-102-0590
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORP.
375 Phillips Blvd, Ewing, NJ, 08618
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
963267893
Principal Investigator:
Anna Chwang
Senior Scientist
(609) 671-0980
achwang@universaldisplay.com
Business Contact:
Janice Mahon
VP of Technology Commercialization
(609) 671-0980
jkmahon@universaldisplay.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this U.S. Army CERDEC SBIR Program is to design, develop, prototype, and demonstrate a full color, flexible, hands free Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) display to increase the operational capability of Commanders in day and nighttime conditions. Universal Display Corporation (UDC) is developing advanced organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology based on their proprietary high-efficiency phosphorescent OLED (PHOLEDT), transparent OLED (TOLEDT) and flexible OLED (FOLEDr) technologies. The development of novel infrared-emitting PHOLED pixels integrated with UDC's visible color PHOLED technologies and a poly-Si TFT backplane on flexible metal foil is the best solution to meet the Army's flexible display requirements. These technologies will enable a high information content display that will not give away a Commander's position or location during nighttime situations and therefore will avoid signature detection. In Phase I we propose to demonstrate infrared-emitting PHOLED pixels on glass substrates. In a Phase 1 option, we will develop top emission IR pixels on metal foil substrates. In a subsequent Phase 2 we propose to demonstrate a flexible, low power consumption phosphorescent IR emitting AM-OLED display with both visible and infrared pixels providing visible high information content information during daylight operation and avoiding visual signature detection at night.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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