Augmented Reality Gaze-Under-control Super-resolution Head Mounted Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-11-C-6504
Agency Tracking Number: N091-003-0238
Amount: $599,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-003
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alexander Naumov
 Group Leader
 (310) 320-3088
 ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the U.S. Marine Corps need for a dynamic foveal vision display that increases situational awareness of dismounted Marines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new Augmented Reality Gaze-Under-control Super-resolution Head-Mounted Display (ARGUS-HMD). The ARGUS-HMD is based on an optical-electronic-software implementation of foveal vision that creates an illusion of a panoramic high-resolution image on a see-through display from a high-resolution imaging sensor, just displaying a small portion of the high-resolution image corresponding to the foveal area. This unique performance is achieved due to innovative system design and optimized image rendering software integrated with a calibration-free eye tracker. In Phase I POC has proved the feasibility of this approach by demonstrating several laboratory and wearable prototypes. In Phase II POC will extend the capabilities achieved in Phase I to address the USMC need for increased situational awareness and to meet all major requirements including wide field of view, small form factor, high optical resolution, and low power consumption. The Phase II prototype will be compatible with existing and future imaging sensors available for Marines. The Phase II prototype will be ready for testing by the Marines in a field environment.

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