QD Vision of Watertown, Mass., a developer of nanotechnology-based products for lighting and displays, announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract by the US Army as part of its Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). Combined with additional funds for a Phase I option period, the award totals $775,000. Under the grant, QD Vision will develop for NVESD microdisplays based on quantum-dot-based light-emitting devices (QLEDs). The company’s high-resolution printing technology, along with the quantum dot’s extremely small size, makes the technology ideal for the small feature sizes required by microdisplays. QD will leverage experience gained in Phase I of the program, titled “Direct Patterning of Emitters for Micro-Displays,” to develop the small, portable microdisplays based on QLEDs.