Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0174
Agency Tracking Number: N121-041-0562
Amount: $149,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-041
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tin Aye
 Technology Vice President
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the Navy"s need for an innovative collimated controller display for a rotary-wing flight simulator, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic 3D display (VCASH-3D) system. The proposed system is based on a novel synthetic holographic principle implemented using commercially available laser-based miniature projectors and POC"s new design of a holographic angular multiplexer screen. The innovative use of a 2D array of laser projectors and their integration via the multiplexing screen allows VCASH-3D to form synthetic holographic 3D images with any desired depth of collimation and view direction without distortion due to viewer head movement. As a result, VCASH-3D offers variable collimation and improved 3D depth perception with automatic stereo vision for rotary-wing chin windows and cargo hatches as well as forward out-of-the-windshield imagery, which directly address the Navy"s requirements for a new collimated visual display. In Phase I, POC will design a VCASH-3D system that meets the unique requirements and demonstrate its feasibility by a proof-of-concept prototype setup. In Phase II, POC will optimize the design and integrate, demonstrate, and validate a prototype that addresses the Navy"s requirements for innovative collimated controller display for rotary wing and VSTOL flight simulators.

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