Ultra-High Resolution Scanning Fiber Display for HMDs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,785.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-13-M-6410
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-017-1649
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-017
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Magic Leap, Inc. (Currently MAGIC LEAP, INC)
1855 Griffin Rd, Suite B454, Dania Beach, FL, 33004
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
078819314
Principal Investigator:
Brian Schowengerdt
Chief Science&Experience Officer
(206) 422-1927
brian@magicleap.com
Business Contact:
Russell Burke
CFO
(818) 450-6895
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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