Holographic Video Display (HVD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-6427
Agency Tracking Number: F131-023-1384
Amount: $149,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-023
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
9801 Metric Blvd, Suite 200, Austin, TX, -
DUNS: 002548290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Burnett
 Technical Director
 (512) 583-1224
Business Contact
 Bob Anderson
Title: Cheif Financial Officer
Phone: (512) 583-1231
Email: banderson@zebraimaging.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Zebra Imaging"s proposed Holographic Video Display solution will be based on proven research, technology and prototypes to meet the HVD objectives and will allow for the natural viewing of streaming 3D data from a variety of sources without the need for glasses, head tracking or any other supporting devices. Zebra Imaging's light-field technology is based on the concept of a 2D array of light-emitting holographic elements ("hogels"), which reconstruct a full-parallax light-field above and below the emission surface of the display, allowing the viewer a perspective correct visualization within the display view volume. Interaction within the visualization volume can occur with a number of off-the-shelf (OTS) devices including gesture input devices, 3D wand pointers, depth cameras, ball mice and touch panels. Overall, the display architecture and systems will be designed in a modular fashion allowing for a sustainable roadmap of evolving capability and performance. BENEFIT: Aligned with the HVD solicitation Phase III"Dual Use Application"goal, Zebra Imaging's primary commercialization strategy is to design and build a display that is data and application agnostic and that can be used for a variety of purpose. Such is the case with a 2D monitor which can be connected to any computer or gaming console through a standard interface, Zebra Imaging's objective is to define the interface for 3D holographic displays and build the first commercially viable light-field display to that standard. A particularly good example of this multi-use strategy exists with a collaborative display that can be used for commercial sports and events visualization as well as battlefield training, monitoring, and planning visualization for the DoD. The two use cases require wide angles of view for seated and standing viewers, 30hz update for live action viewing, natural and unencumbered interactivity and portabilityfor placement in a variety of locations from public venues to forward operating bases.

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