Retrofittable Tactical Head Up Display (RTHUD)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$148,515.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-13-M-6440
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-027-1648
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-027
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Adastral
4801 Pacer Way, Flower Mound, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
78291737
Principal Investigator:
Jeremy Fisher
VP. Operations and Business Dev.
(817) 391-4125
jeremy.fisher@adastralsystems.com
Business Contact:
David Felio
President
(214) 717-3431
david.felio@adastralsystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Adastral is proposing an innovative approach to the development of a low cost retrofittable head up display. We have designed a optical system with a minimal number of elements that can readily be reconfigured to fit multiple cockpits without modifying the core optical elements. It meets the requirement to reduce power space and cooling by 25% compared to current HUDs. Our Phase I study will survey the available state of the art in HUDs and components, and will match the modular design to the required cockpits. We will also study the fit into the cockpits to maximize the available field of view and at the same time match the required eye motion box and other specific airplane cockpit requirements. This will include matching any collimation and bird strike specific requirements. BENEFIT: This modular HUD will fit a low-cost HUD into the full range of tactical aircraft, with a significant improvement in reliability, and a reduction in acquisition and life cycle costs.

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