Contact Lens See-Through Head Worn Display

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,374,626.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
D12PC00283
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
D2-1143
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-003
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Innovega Inc. (Currently Innovega)
4888 NE Sheltered Bay Lane, Hansville, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827159760
Principal Investigator:
Randall Sprague
Chief Technology Officer
(206) 310-4775
randallsprague@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Willey
CEO
(206) 310-4775
stevewilley99@gmail.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This Phase II SBIR project will develop a full color, 720P, wide field of view (90 degrees ), see-through head mounted display (HMD) prototype based on Innovega"s eyeborne optic concept. This new eyewear architecture is a radical departure from traditional near eye displays. Rather than presenting 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 imaging optics from the eyewear resulting in a compact see-thru display. The HMD prototype will utilize an LCOS projector module to create an image directly onto the HMD spectacle lenses. In addition to making the LCOS projection HMD, research will be put into developing improved nano-wire polarizer and spectral filter fabrication processes for integration into contact lenses.

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