Ultra-High Resolution Scanning Fiber Display for HMDs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-6410
Agency Tracking Number: F131-017-1649
Amount: $149,785.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-017
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Magic Leap, Inc.
1855 Griffin Rd, Suite B454, Dania Beach, FL, 33004
DUNS: 078819314
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Schowengerdt
 Chief Science&Experience Officer
 (206) 422-1927
 brian@magicleap.com
Business Contact
 Russell Burke
Title: CFO
Phone: (818) 450-6895
Email: rburke@magicleap.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Magic Leap, Inc. proposes to develop a novel full-color, ultra-high resolution microdisplay for pilot Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) incorporating scanning optical fibers. The single mode optical fiber preserves the coherence of the light source, enabling a diffraction-limited spot to form each pixel--enabling a pixel pitch less than 2.7 microns for high resolution in a small footprint. The proposed solution will address the resolution, frame rate, color depth, contrast and field of view (FOV) requirements for next generation HMDs. BENEFIT: Magic Leap anticipates that the proposed Phase I SBIR will result in a preliminary design for a color, ultra-high resolution micro-display based on our Fiber Scanned Display technology. The preliminary designs developed in Phase I will lead to proof-of-concept prototypes in Phase II. These prototypes will be used to further study the performance of the design concepts, and allow us to analyze in greater detail the real world performance characteristics of the displays. A high-pixel density Fiber Scanned Display will enable high angular resolution over a wide field of view in pilot head-mounted displays, enhancing situational awareness. In addition to working with the DoD to address defense applications, Magic Leap is working to commercialize low cost, compact, high field of view, high resolution consumer wearable display systems.

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