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Contact Lens See-Through Head Worn Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D11PC20091
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB3-0035
Amount: $98,913.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB103-003
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-03-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4888 NE Sheltered Bay Lane, Hansville, WA, -
DUNS: 827159760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randall Sprague
 Chief Technology Officer
 (206) 310-4775
Business Contact
 Stephen Willey
Title: CEO
Phone: (425) 516-8175
Research Institution
This Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using specially modified contact lenses combined with an LCD display illuminated with a wave-guided backlight to enable an 80 degree field of view see-through display. The new eyewear architecture being proposed is a radical departure from traditional near eye displays. Rather than present the eye with collimated rays of light that appear to originate from a distant source, the performance of the eye is enhanced by sophisticated contact lenses to enable short focal length accommodation of non-collimated light rays. The special contact lenses add one additional focal accommodation distance to the wearer"s normal vision. This is done with no impact to the wearer"s normal sight other than a slight attenuation of ambient brightness. The result is that the eye is able to observe the near-eye imagery over its full field of view while simultaneously observing the surrounding environment. This eliminates all of the imaging optics from the eyewear resulting in a see-thru display panel that can be bonded directly to standard ballistic eyewear. The proposed Phase 1 research will demonstrate the ability to view see-through monochromatic near eye imagery over an 80 degree field of view.

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