Integrated Substrate-guided Wave-based Eyetracker and Helmet Mounted Display

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,982.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-6069
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-020-1475
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-020
Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
1850 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
612439146
Principal Investigator
 Fedor Dimov
 Director of Holographic Systems
 (310) 320-1066
 kyu@luminitco.com
Business Contact
 Engin Arik
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (310) 320-1066
Email: sbir@luminitco.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the Air Force need for an eye (gaze) tracker for pilot helmet mounted display system integrated into a visor to increase effective instantaneous targeting FOV, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Integrated Substrate-guided wave (SGW) based Eyetracker and Head-Mounted Display (ISEHMD). This proposed device is based on Luminit holographic technology and advanced eye-tracking software. The lightweight low-profile see through ISEHMD will offer wide FOV, large eyebox, and precise eye tracking and targeting. In Phase I, Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of ISEHMD by developing a preliminary design of near-to-eye (NTE) ISEHMD and conduct benchtop proof-of-concept demonstrations. In Phase II, Luminit plans to fabricate and demonstrate a prototype gaze tracker integrated into a NTE eye display. A successful ISEHMD Phase II prototype will lay the groundwork for transitioning the technology to Phase III, which will advance the key technologies to implement a producible low cost high resolution ISEHMD. BENEFIT: The successful completion of this project at the end of Phase III will enable the application of ISEHMD for pilot eyewear (goggles, glasses) to increase situational awareness for dismounts and command center interfaces, Soldier’s Integrated Protective Ensemble (SIPE), logistics, and training. The new integrated eye tracker and HMD system will find numerous real-time 3D virtual reality applications in medicine, avionics, education, CAD, portable computing and communication devices, industrial human-system interfaces, law-enforcement, fire fighting, space exploration, and video game markets.

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