Electro-Optic and Infrared Situational Awareness Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-14-P-4020
Agency Tracking Number: N132-110-0222
Amount: $79,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-110
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
3151 Custer Drive Suite C, Lexington, KY, 40517-4066
DUNS: 965189124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hailiang Zhang
 (310) 868-8072
Business Contact
 Hailiang Zhang
Title: President
Phone: (310) 868-8072
Email: kzhang@hitron-technologies.com
Research Institution

To address a Navy need for a high resolution full color situational awareness displays to optimize human interface for Navy personnel, ships, and crafts, Hitron Technologies Inc. proposes to develop a see-through full color transparent flexible display with collaboration of Liquid Crystal Institute of Kent State University. The transparent flexible display is based on innovative integration of a few mature and emerging technologies including polymer stabilized cholesteric texture (PSCT), waveguide display, time sequential color LED lighting, and a tunable micro-lens array (t-MLA). The display can be easily attached to the aircraft cockpit, vehicle windshield, or designed in a helmet form for information display. In Phase-I, a proof-of-concept display sample will be developed and fully tested to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. In Phase-II, a product-level transparent flexible display will be developed with optimization of the materials and fabrication process, with a version upgrade through design and fabrication of t-MLA and synchronizing driving signals between TF-PSCT panel and t-MLA. A helmet display prototype will be developed for further commercialization of this technology.

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