Advanced Untethered Head Mounted Display

Period of Performance: 06/17/1997 - 06/17/1999

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Neoteric Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 4709
Huntsville, AL 35815
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

Neotek will demonstrate the feasibility of implementing innovative solutions to all key technical issues associated with the development of an Advanced Untethered Head Mounted Display (AUHMD). NEOTEK will accomplish this by selecting the key issues identified in phase I, defining a total system's engineering solution and developing integrated operational prototypes for all key technologies. Neotek will insure innovativeness by leveraging the state-of-the-art work done by KEG and its other subcontractors together with its unique image manipulation process to extend and-demonstrate the Head Mounted Display (HMD) performance/Technology envelope. During phase II, Neotek will simultaneously specify a complete HMD System and implement prototypes of key technologies identified in Phase I. This demonstration will address (1) Suitable HMD display technologies, (2) a unique and effective alternative to current raster scan implementations and, (3) Untethered operation. This demonstration will insure all issues-associated with HMD's are resolved. Results of this much needed feasibility demonstration will be a springboard for truly cost effective development targeted to a variety of uses. An untethered, high resolution, wide field-of-view, bright, full color AUHMD that is both light in weight and cost effective will be available with only limited customization indicated to target to user specific needs. A wide FOV (220w x 120h), full Color, Light Weight, Head Mounted Display 1. Training 2. Command Situational Awareness 3. Weapon System Decisions 4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Display 5. Teleoperations, e.g. Hazardous environment, ground or Air Vehicles 6. Entertainment Industry 7. Maintenance Aids 8. Supply Decision Support 9. Logistics Planning 10. Information Analysis