Transition Wide-Angle Goggles with Integrated Illuminated Display
Navy SBIR FY2018.1


Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-086
Topic Title: Transition Wide-Angle Goggles with Integrated Illuminated Display
Proposal No.: N181-086-0365
Firm: Intellisense Systems, Inc.
20600 Gramercy Place
Torrance, California 90501
Contact: Juan Hodelin
Phone: (310) 320-1827
Web Site: http://www.intellisenseinc.com
Abstract: To address the Navy need for cross-domain transition goggles with an integrated, illuminated display, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop new Transition Wide-Angle Goggles with Integrated Illuminated Display (TWIGIID) based on an innovative design that uniquely integrates an ellipsoidal visor with narrowband reflective coating, free-form anamorphic plastic-molded optics, and high-resolution miniature OLED microdisplays. The use of ellipsoidal reflectors provides wide field-of-view (FOV) distortion-free collimation; anamorphic optics to stretch and reconfigure the OLED image into 3-times higher horizontal resolution; and free-form surface design to correct the geometrical distortion over the wide FOV. The use of ellipsoidal visor lens and miniaturized projection optics enables the size of lap swim goggles. Water-proof sealing of microdisplay and electronics allows seamless transition between underwater and above-water operation. Use of a passive coating and purging with dry gas enables the small goggles to be cleared if flooded with water, to equalize pressure as needed, and to be fog-free. In Phase I, ISS will develop a detailed design of TWIGIID, analyze performance, and specify procedure and hardware for water clearing, equalizing, and de-fogging. In Phase II, ISS will fabricate, lab test, evaluate form-fit and function, revise design, and fabricate prototypes based on Navyƒ?Ts feedback.
Benefits: The proposed TWIGIID device will have revolutionary new capabilities in augmented-reality (AR) visualization, with an extremely light and low-profile goggles integrated display, that will be producible at low cost. By providing these new capabilities, the TWIGIID device can help provide the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and other military forces with enhanced situational awareness and capabilities including wide field-of-view, AR simulation through fusion of real-world data and video input. It can also become an integral component in commercial and security surveillance systems, where wearable AR-HMD technologies are currently used, including those for civilian law enforcement, commercial vehicle operators, First Responders, forest and urban firefighters, Border Patrol, and security personnel. By bringing down the unit cost of a few hundred dollars, TWIGIID will be competitively marketable for recreational users in scuba diving, skydiving, parachuting, skiing, and motorcycling.

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