Zebra Imaging Awarded Phase II SBIR Contract for Holographic Display by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ — Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world’s foremost provider of 3-D holographic display and visualization technologies, announced today that it is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Under Full Multiplex Holographic Display (FMHD) Phase II the company will integrate its interactive 3-D holographic display system, the Dynamic 3-Dimensional Display (D3D), with a United States Air Force Warfighter mission application related to air, space or cyberspace warfare. This new effort follows Zebra’s successful execution of a Phase I FMHD study effort during 2009.
“The FMHD Phase II contract represents an important step in advancing 3-D technology for military planning and operations,” said Dr. Mark Lucente, director of display products at Zebra Imaging. “Zebra Imaging’s D3D will reinvent how our Warfighters visualize and interact with complex 3-D data. This near real-time, comprehensive understanding of the battlespace will make for more effective, more survivable operations across the threat spectrum.”
Zebra Imaging’s D3D is the product of a $25 million multi-year investment and development effort. It represents next generation technology in understanding, applying and interacting with 3-D data. The 24-month Phase II effort will demonstrate the utility of dynamic, holographic display and 3-D user interaction specific to the Warfighter’s environment. Phase II will also further develop, optimize, and integrate 3-D holographic visualization with Air Force Warfighting missions, data flow, tactics and support structure. Zebra Imaging was selected for the contract award on competitive merit by AFRL’s technical and scientific experts.
While D3D is the latest generation of holographic display, it is underpinned by over four years of print holography in the hands of Warfighters downrange. Zebra Imaging has shipped more than 8,000 tactical holograms of complex urban, mountainous and rural terrain directly to the Warfighter since 2006.
About Zebra Imaging
Zebra Imaging, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art 3-D holographic displays for a variety of 3-D visualization applications in civil, military and commercial markets which dramatically improve situational awareness, collaboration and decision-making. Zebra Imaging displays are portable, scalable, intuitively-understood and easily viewable to help customers turn design data into reality. Customers include Federal and Department of Defense agencies; leading architecture, design and planning firms; civilian agencies and others who need to display and understand sophisticated 3-D data in a comprehensive, durable and portable medium.
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