Organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays from eMagin continue to enable new simulation and training systems. Attendees at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) can view eMagin’s high performance OLED-XL displays at eMagin’s booth as well as experience commercial and prototype products equipped with eMagin’s displays at the booths of premier suppliers including Atlantic Cyberspace, Cubic Defense Applications, Drive Square Inc., Intelligent Decisions, Intevac Vision Systems, NVIS Inc., Quantum3D, Rockwell Collins, and Sensics. I/ITSEC is being held through December 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
At Booth #1790, eMagin is showcasing its SXGA OLED-XL™ microdisplay (1280 x 1024 triad pixels), which offers digital signal processing in a compact package (0.77-inch diagonal active area) requiring less than 200 mW total power under typical operating conditions of 400 cd/m2, full-color. Important design enhancements include increased pixel uniformity, improved color gamut, on-chip temperature sensor and compensation, and compatibility with both analog RGB and digital video signals. eMagin is featuring the SXGA OLED-XL™ microdisplay in 720P mode combined with the Company’s patented WF05 40° field of view prism optics in a binocular HMD demonstrator.
“Our high performance, power efficient SVGA and new SXGA resolution OLED microdisplays are critical components in a growing number of training systems developed by our customers for dismounted infantry, first responders, and telemedicine,” said Susan Jones, eMagin’s chief business officer. “Realistic training simulations improve both mission effectiveness and soldier safety. Combined with the innovative advanced training platform hardware and software developed by our customers, OLED-equipped systems can provide an immersive experience to enable the highest levels of operational readiness through training and simulation.”
OLED-equipped products being displayed at I/ITSEC include:
- Cubic Defense Applications (Booth # 1433)
CombatRedi™ consists of a helmet-mounted display, a tactical manworn system with wireless communication, a simulated weapon and a sensor suite for tracking soldier movements during infantry training in an immersive 360° virtual battle space. CombatRedi™ draws on Cubic’s years of experience in developing the popular EST 2000 Engagement Skills Trainer, a U.S. Army-validated virtual trainer used for teaching marksmanship, collective and judgment skills. The demonstrator features an SXGA OLED display module.
- Drive Square, Inc. (Booth #3252)
Portable in-vehicle simulator solution for driver safety training and demonstrations. Incorporating eMagin’s Z800 3DVisor™, the training system can be used with any military or privately owned vehicle in the field.
- Intelligent Decisions/Atlantis Cyberspace Inc. (Booth #3163)
ID and ACI are jointly featuring dismounted infantry immersive group simulation (DIGS™), a cost-effective tactical training solution that combines state-of-the-art elements of next-generation game technologies with advanced virtual reality technologies. This is the first platform that can interface with any gaming engine. ID and ACI are showcasing Unreal Engine 3.0 integrated with Quantum 3D’s Expedition DI, Rockwell Collins’ SX45, and Cubic CombatRedi suite, each of which are equipped with eMagin’s OLED microdisplays. In addition, RCO’s SX45 is running wireless video using technology developed by MRA Digital.
- Intevac Vision Systems (IVS) (Booth #2919)
I-Port™ EX3, incorporating an eMagin SVGA+ OLED-XL display, is a versatile hands-free, near-eye helmet mounted display system which can also be mounted on lightweight military approved eyewear. The system provides a 35° diagonal field of view and accepts a variety of video inputs directly from the computer or sensor. It is well suited for OEMs, military, medical, training, simulation, and virtual reality applications.
I-Port™ Binocular 50, incorporating two eMagin SVGA+ OLED-XL displays, provides a wide 50° diagonal field of view module mountable in eyewear. IVS’ proprietary In-Line Reflective Optical Collimator (IROC) provides non-pupil forming and compact eye designs.
IVS’ monocular demonstrator, incorporating eMagin’s SXGA OLED-XL display and IVS’ IROC, provides a 50° diagonal field of view. The product is designed for future training and simulation, body worn computing, remote sensing, and situational awareness applications.
IVS’ Night-Port™, a Digital Image Intensified Night Vision Viewer incorporating Intevac’s EBAPS® (Electron Bombarded Active Pixel Sensor) ISIE-11 (1600 x 1200) sensor, eMagin’s color SXGA OLED-XL display, and IVS’ IROC, provide a simultaneous 50° diagonal field of view of color symbology overlay and low light level night scene.
- NVIS Inc. (Booth #2901)
nVisor ST50 See Through HMD. NVIS is featuring a prototype of its lightweight, see-through HMD, which is funded by a Phase II SBIR through the US Army’s Research and Development Engineering Command (RDECOM). The target application is dismounted soldier training, but NVIS sees this new HMD filling an important market segment for a professional VR/AR display under $15,000. The HMD provides users with a 50° diagonal field-of-view of the new SXGA resolution OLED display from eMagin.
- Quantum3D Inc. (Booth #1070)
ExpeditionDI™ is 100% PC compatible and was designed to be a turnkey COTS solution for immersed training and mission planning exercises which enable system integrators and researchers to quickly and economically develop programs for individual or group training. The battery powered system incorporates features including Quantum3D’s Thermite™ man-wearable Tactical Visual Computer for graphics processing and mission coordination, multiple positional trackers, headset and microphone, and a weapons subsystem. The Expedition DI™ is being shown with Rockwell Collins’ SXGA-resolution SimEye SX45. The Expedition is also on display in Intelligent Decisions/Atlantis Cyberspace’s booth # 3163.
- Rockwell Collins (Booth #1501)
Rockwell Collins has launched two new rugged, high-resolution Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs), the SX45 and SX60, that provide fully immersive simulation and training experiences through advanced realistic visuals. Weighing less than one pound, these HMDs operate on less than three watts of power, maximizing battery life, and can also be powered through a USB port.
SimEye SX45, incorporating eMagin’s SXGA OLED-XL displays, provides a 45° field of view which delivers high image fidelity and is the optimal display for viewing fine details at long range distances.
SimEye SX60, incorporating eMagin’s SXGA OLED-XL displays, provides a 60° field of view which heightens situational awareness and creates the feeling of being fully immersed in the virtual environment.
MicroView MV35 incorporates look-down capability for improved lethality, survivability, and combat effectiveness > 35° field of view full color SVGA OLED display.
- Sensics (Booth #2089)
Sensics is previewing a new HMD with a wireless video link incorporating eMagin’s SXGA OLED displays. The main characteristics include: 65° field of view, 100% stereo overlap, helmet-mounted design, battery-operated or DC-powered 9-21 VDC, and integrated control electronics. The key characteristics of the wireless link include 60 frame per second refresh rate, low latency (typically 35 mSec), up to HD 1080P resolution, low power, bandwidth efficient, and works at long range, not requiring a line of sight.
In addition, eMagin recently announced that it has commenced a 2-year, $6 million program to develop an ultra-high resolution OLED microdisplay with 1920 x 1200 triad color pixels. The program, managed by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), comprises the third phase of a multiple year effort to provide an ultra-high resolution, 3D-capable display system for advanced medical training systems. The WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra eXtended Graphics Array) microdisplay is being designed to be sized less than one-inch diagonal with over 7 million pixels at a 9.6 micron color pixel pitch. The program also involves the design of optics for a wide field-of-view between 60 and 80 degrees. The culmination of this program is expected to provide a prototype of an ultra-high resolution display system suitable for several applications within Army medicine and military simulation and training, as well as for broad military and commercial uses.