Thursday, April 19, 2018

Land O' LUCI

Gearing Up, Serious Stuff, Not Frivolous, Mort?

LUCI vs. Mutant Killer Bats from Outer Space

Looks like a new standard in Fire and Rescue, Lumus created the optical system

Army Heads-Up Display for soldiers

The Star of the Show..Service Members Seeing First Fruits of Army Acquisition Changes

Plugged into the right kind of gunsight, the ENVG-B will further superimpose cross-hairs telling the soldier exactly where his or her weapon is aimed. (The technical term here is Rapid Target Acquisition). Plugged into the Nett Warrior networking device, the ENVG-B can also display pointers showing the direction to friendly troops, reported enemies, and tactical objectives. Historically, to get all this information, a soldier would have to look at one device, then another, then another — weighing him down with gadgetry and potentially taking his eyes off potential threats as he looked down at a screen or compass.
The Army actually let reporters try on a helmet kitted out with the ENVG-B and counterbalancing battery pack. That was pretty gutsy considering (a) I’d already almost knocked a $10,000 sight off the table and (b) the ENVG-B costs even more, with the Army hoping to get its price below $23,000 a soldier.

Maybe Bicycle Guttag Can Do a Side-by-Side!


First Mover in Fitness AR! Kopin is going to Rock the Sea Otter Classic with Solos! Unparalleled Performance etc!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

we might love that...

Live-fire demo for Army Under Secretary at Fort Belvoir: eMagin Inside (Anybody remember "shooting around corners"?) Everybody lovin' it...

ENVG II in the Fight (eMagin Inside)

Yeah! The Plane Works as Designed!

The F-35 is engineered with an ability to dogfight and engage in air-to-air combat, yet it was also designed with an array of next-generation sensors designed to see, detect and destroy enemy targets from much farther ranges than existing fighter jets can. The concept is to find, see and eliminate enemy air threats well before the F-35 itself can be detected.

Information Display Newsletter (SID). Page 16 is interesting.

Mr. Young went to Kopin to hear the Real Dr. Fan prevaricate about the F-35 and repeat the 5 rules. Good grief. He went too Hopewell Jct and provides an oblique reference to Direct Patterned Displays. What a scoop! (sarc)

I also went to Hopewell, NY, to visit an even smaller public company, eMagin. According to eMagin CEO Andrew Scully, AR needs a mechanically flexible battery, voice input, artificial intelligence, a smartphone connection, and a high-speed graphics processor. eMagin thinks that OLED is preferable to LCOS because it can reach >2000 ppi, supports contrast levels, has faster response times, is transparent, and can reach acceptable luminance levels. eMagin can achieve luminous levels of over 2,000 nits because it is the first company that has been able to pattern OLEDs at the micron level and therefore does not need a color filter, which blocks >50 percent of the light.

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