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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,995.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-11-C-6504
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-003-0238
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-003
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
Applied Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Naumov
Group Leader
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
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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