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Microvision Awarded $1M for Eyewear

Photonics.com
Jul 2009
Microvision Inc. of Redmond, Wash., was awarded a $1 million subcontract by Lockheed Martin Corp last week as part of DARPA’s Urban Leader Tactical Response, Awareness & Visualization (ULTRA-Vis) program, an advanced technology development initiative with the objective of building a soldier-worn system that provides non-line-of-sight command and control in urban operations while on foot. Under the subcontract, Microvision will develop a daylight-readable, see-through, low-profile, ergonomic eyewear display. Although tactical information is available to ground soldiers today, existing head-mounted displays and legacy system architectures have prevented this information from being delivered in a low-profile, see-through iconic mode. When integrated to an advanced information management system, Microvision’s eyewear display, which will combine the company's ultraminiature PicoP® display engine and its thin, clear substrate guided relay (SGR) optics, could enable users to receive visual commands, view geo-registered icons, and receive other full-color image content overlaid on their view.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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