TechConnect Innovation Program

Small, Lightweight, and Affordable Head Up Display (HUD)

HOLOEYE Systems, Inc., California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

HOLOEYE Systems specializes in designing, engineering, and manufacturing amplitude and phase modulated Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) microdisplay solutions. Our proprietary high resolution phase modulated LCOS allow for generation of large diffraction patterns and dynamic lens functions which offers the ability to create a lens-less Head Up Display.

Primary Application Area: Aerospace & Defense

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: A lighter, smaller, and more cost effective Head Up Display solution than any currently available on the market.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 855

Website: www.holoeyesystems.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Holographic Waveguide Visor Display-Phase II, AFRL, 2012-2013, 24 months: Design a binocular HWVD system for a combat pilot HMD capable of presenting 1280x1024 monochrome imagery from a flat panel microdisplay in 40-deg. field-of-view (FOV) to the same quality as currently done with the micro-CRT and classical optics. Develop pathways to color and curved visors.
Color Ultra-high Definition Microdisplay-Phase I, AFRL, 2013-2014, 9 months: Design color ultrahigh definition microdisplay system with threshold image resolution of 5 Mpx for 40x32-deg FOV. Demonstrate manufacturability of design that leverages commercial product trends in terms of pixel density: 4-um monochrome pixel pitch for manageable avionics 12-mm die image size.
Curved Waveguide Visor Display-Phase I, AFRL, 2013-2014, 9 months: Design a binocular CWVD system for a combat pilot HMD capable of presenting 1280x1024 monochrome imagery from a flat panel microdisplay in 40-deg. field-of-view (FOV) to the same quality as currently done with the micro-CRT and classical optics. Develop pathways to color.
-Holographic Video Display-Phase I, AFRL, 2013-2014, 9 months: Design an HVD capable of presenting, at a minimum, a full parallax 1 Mpx color image at any pupil position in a 30-deg conical field-of-view at 30 Hz update rate (objective: 2 Mpx, color, 60-deg, 60 Hz) having a minimum of 10:1 contrast viewable in room illumination. Assess high speed video and geometry ingest, storage, and fusion technologies. Identify metrics for HVD. Develop an HVD roadmap.

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners