HIGH EFFICIENCY COLOR LCD BACKLIGHT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15273
Amount: $246,123.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Amerasia Technology Inc.
2248 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village, CA, 91361
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Ketchpel
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 495-9388
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BACKLIGHTS FOR PORTABLE COLOR LCD MATRIX DISPLAYS ARE EXTREMELY INEFFICIENT: 96% OF THE BATTERY POWER IS WASTED ON THE BACKLIGHT SYSTEM. A HIGH EFFICIENCY BACKLIGHT SYSTEM IS PROPOSED BASED ON THE USE OF MICRO-OPTICAL IMAGING OF RGB PHOSPHOR TRIADS ONTO THE LCD RGB PIXEL ROWS SO THAT THE 67% LOSS IN THE LCD FILTER SYSTEM IS AVOIDED. IN ADDITION A SPECIAL COLLIMATOR IS PROPOSED THAT CONCENTRATES THE EMISSION INTO THE ACCEPTANCE CONE OF THE LCD DISPLAY. USE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY RGB PHOSPHOR (95% CONVERSION EFFICIENCY) COUPLED WITH THE COLLIMATION OPTICS SHOULD RESULT IN A 12X INCREASE IN EFFICIENCY OVER EXISTING LCD COLOR BACKLIGHTS. THIS DEVELOPMENT COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL PORTABLE COMPUTER TERMINALS PARTICULARLY WITH COLOR DISPLYS IN WHICH CASE THE TIME BETWEEN BATTERY RE-CHARGE COULD BE GREATLY INCREASED OR THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE BATTERY REDUCED.

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