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Variable-Collimation Display System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0231
Agency Tracking Number: N121-041-0710
Amount: $999,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-041
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-11-30
Small Business Information
4940 W. 147th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250
United States
DUNS: 118922413
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Batchko
 President and CEO
 (650) 906-1064
Business Contact
 Robert Batchko
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (650) 906-1064
Research Institution

To solve the Navy's need for an innovative visual display for providing variable collimation and improved 3D depth perception in rotary-wing flight simulator chin windows, Holochip Corporation is developing a new Variable-Collimation Display (VCD) system. The VCD system is based on the modification of a conventional wide-area collimated (WAC) display with Holochips new adaptive-lens based projection technology. The use of adaptive lens technology in a WAC display enables the generation of 3D images with rapidly-adjustable depth of collimation. As a result, the VCD offers variable collimation and improved 3D depth cues (i.e., accommodation, convergence and binocular disparity) for rotary-wing chin windows and cargo hatches as well as forward out-of-the-windshield (OTW) visualization channels, thus answering the Navy's requirements for a new collimated visual display. Further, the VCD system will have a physical footprint similar to that of conventional WAC chin-window displays, making it compatible with existing Navy flight simulators and allowing easy installation while minimizing the cost of the upgrade. In Phase I, Holochip designed a VCD system capable of achieving the Navys technical requirements. In Phase II, Holochip will complete the construction of a VCD prototype system and install it in a Navy flight simulator test facility.

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