Color Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (CUDM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-6409
Agency Tracking Number: F131-017-1778
Amount: $149,111.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-017
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
1620 Fifth Avenue, Suite 550, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 791147577
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Bleha
 Senior Research Scientist
 (888) 446-5639
Business Contact
 Nathaniel Gallery
Title: Operations Manager
Phone: (888) 446-5639
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: There is an opportunity to advance liquid crystal on silicone (LCOS) microdisplay technology to meet the next generation Head Mounted Display (HMD) requirements and pave the way for practical real time holography for holographic video displays and near to eye displays for defense, industrial, medical and consumer applications. LCOS builds on two dominant technologies that have created the modern world of electronics and displays: IC and liquid crystals. The economic importance of these developments has fostered massive funding for design, development, and production. This has created a dynamic LCOS industry that addresses the requirements of projection and holographic displays by taking advantage of the latest technological advances. HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. (HSI) is a leader in the development of high resolution, small pixel pitch LCOS microdisplays. HSI already has a 3.74µm pixel pitch 4096 x 2400 pixel microdisplay coming out in Q2 2013. In this proposal we lay out the study to take this basic 3.74µm design and configure it into a 5 Mpixel 2500 x 2000 microdisplay with a diagonal of ~12mm for HMD applications. The research will also detail the path to 12 bit dynamic range and 180Hz operation. BENEFIT: Highest resolution and contrast imagery benefiting a multitude of applications including digital night vision, 2D and 3D onsite and remote medical visualization, military and commercial surveilance analysis, and all applications requiring real time holography.

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