Head Worn Display (HWD) Augmented Reality for Military Training Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-C-0242
Agency Tracking Number: N121-085-0756
Amount: $454,324.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-085
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Vuzix TDG
336 SUMMIT POINT DR, HENRIETTA, NY, 14467
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Schultz
 Sr. Optical Engineer
 (585) 359-5916
 Robert_Schultz@Vuzix.com
Business Contact
 Paul Travers
Title: President
Phone: (585) 359-7560
Email: Paul_Travers@Vuzix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For Phase I, Vuzix delivered a paper detailing specific trade-offs in the design of a Wide Field-of-View (WFOV), Waveguide-based, Head Mounted Display system. There was a path laid out for developing this WFOV system, but as a short term solution, Vuzix has proposed delivering a 30 to 35degree Field-of-View, full color, see-through, waveguided HMD system with the form factor of sunglasses. Vuzix will deliver a functioning, non-ruggedized prototype of this system by the end of Phase II. This shortened time frame allows for useful hardware to be available for field testing earlier than would otherwise be the case. The WFOV system may then be continued with the Phase II option where Vuzix proposes delivering a bench top demonstrator to show the WFOV concepts. This demonstrator would be built around a fully customized waveguide and will have a FOV that exceeds 45degrees.

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