Full Color Helmet Mounted Display

Period of Performance: 04/23/1998 - 04/23/2000


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Laser Power Corp.
12777 High Bluff Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


There currently exists a need for an immersive, high fidelity helmet mounted display for use as a training instrument for military pilots. Shortcomings in existing devices have typically been in field-of-view and resolution. Laser Power Corporation (LPC) has developed an HMD design based upon its red, green and blue solid state microlasers that will provide 2560 X 2048 resolution and a horizontal field-of-view of 80 degree/eye. If the system is configured for partial overlays, a horizontal field-of-view of an incredible 120 degrees is achievable. LPC is proposing the design and fabrication of this full color HMD which will interface with a state-of-the-art image generator. This technology is scalable, so ultimately we will be able to increase the resolution of the system to produce a truly eye-limited display.