Head Worn Display (HWD) Augmented Reality for Military Training Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,485.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0235
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-085-0756
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-085
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
75 Town Centre Dr, Suite H, Rochester, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008003944
Principal Investigator:
Rob Schultz
Senior Optical Engineer
(585) 359-5916
Robert_Schultz@Vuzix.com
Business Contact:
Paul Travers
President
(585) 359-7560
Paul_Travers@Vuzix.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
A lightweight, low-cost, high performance device that can superimpose computer generated information on an individual"s field of view is needed to train today"s soldiers. An alternative to a digital see-through system (where a camera feed is relayed to a HWD) is an HWD system that provides actual see-through of the real world. Solutions to this problem based on conventional optics tend to be too large, heavy, and fragile to be fielded away from a fixed simulation setting. Vuzix"next generation of proprietary waveguided optical systems provide a unique solution that can optically combine digitally rendered content with the actual environment, maintaining situational awareness and allowing for a more variable training environment. Vuzix, with its proven track record of developing low power, high resolution, compact HWDs is ideally suited to not only deliver the initial design concept, but to take this design though production and testing and deliver a quality product to the Navy and support our service men in the field. Maintaining US technological supremacy begins at the training level and Vuzix"advanced waveguide systems are future of augmented reality training systems.

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