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OPTICS 1, INC.

Address

3050 E Hillcrest Drive Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA, 91362
US

UEI: N/A

Number of Employees: 40

HUBZone Owned: No

Woman Owned: No

Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No

SBIR/STTR Involvement

Year of first award: 1988

25

Phase I Awards

15

Phase II Awards

60%

Conversion Rate

$1,779,440

Phase I Dollars

$9,015,011

Phase II Dollars

$10,794,451

Total Awarded

Awards

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Seal of the Agency: DOD

High-Resolution Wide-Field Night Vision Goggle

Amount: $749,719   Topic: AF081-010

A High Resolution Wide Field of View Night Vision Goggle will be designed and fabricated. The goggle will take advantage of commercially available image intensification tube technology which will result in a higher performing, lower cost and more producible NVG than current state of the art Panoramic Night Vision Goggles. In addition, a new helmet connector and adjustment mechanism will be produced which will improve pilot ejection safety and ease of adjustability. BENEFIT: The HRWFOV NVG will be a higher performing wide field of view goggle with lower production cost than current state of the art Panoramic Night Vision Goggles. This will make the goggle more affordable in all applications requiring increased situational awareness at night. All DOD services and many law enforcement applications can take advantage of this development.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase II

2009

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

High-Resolution Wide-Field Night Vision Goggle

Amount: $99,778   Topic: AF081-010

The goal of the program is conduct research and perform trade studies to determine solutions for a high resolution night vision goggle which will have 20% better resolution than currently fielded systems. A helmet mounting connector will also be designed to replace the banana clip connector that is currently in use. The overall intent is to define the system specifications, investigate candidate design approaches, and choose a best approach for prototyping in a later phase of the program.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase I

2008

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Wide FOV Head-Mounted Displays

Amount: $749,956   Topic: N03-024

This Phase II SBIR effort seeks to develop a relatively high performance Head-Mounted Display (HMD) system suitable for use in aircraft training simulators such as the Joint Strike Fighter . The HMD performance will allow both aircraft HMD imagery and Out-The-Window imagery to both be displayed. Also the OTW scene image will be capable of being augmented by a separate OTW immersive display thereby allowing a large Field of view. The HMD design process will also consider an alternate design using multiple optical channels per eye, thus providing an immersive HMD and eliminating the need for augmenting the OTW scene.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase II

2006

DOD

NAVY

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Future Night Vision System

Amount: $743,266   Topic: AF04-061

The Future Night Vision System (FNVS) is intended to combine new solid-state sensor technology with advanced flat-panel displays to provide the warfighter with a head-mounted sensor and display system which outperforms any alternative available today. The FNVS will compete with image intensifier goggles in terms of night imaging, but will also provide a head-up display capability which offers both field of view and resolution far beyond any currently fielded systems.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase II

2005

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Future Night Vision System

Amount: $96,001   Topic: AF04-061

The objective of this proposal is to design and develop a future night vision system (FNVS) that will incorporate advanced sensor, display, and other electro-optical technology within one, two, and four channel configurations. This type of system will not only enhance the warfighter's direct-view night vision capability but will also allow for simultaneous overlay of other sensor and symbology information provided by the aircraft or similar systems capable of supplying a proper electronic signal. Key considerations such as operational effectiveness and suitability will also be at the forefront of the FNVS design effort. For this reason the FNVS will be designed with state-of-the-art optical performance in a package that has an extremely low profile and weight. As a result, this type of system will be easily adaptable to many tasks for land, air, and maritime operation.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase I

2004

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Image Intensified Lightweight Lens Development

Amount: $97,276   Topic: SOCOM04-009

The goal of the program is conduct research and trade studies to determine solutions for an advanced, lightweight, long range image intensified zoom lens system. The development will include research into the latest optical design techniques as well as advanced materials which will provide performance superior to the standard aluminum alloys used in military sights.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase I

2004

DOD

SOCOM

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Improved Low-Cost Helmet-Mounted Display for Mission Simulations

Amount: $731,479   Topic: AF03-042

The purpose of this Phase II SBIR program is to design and fabricate a prototype head-mounted display which meets the Air Force requirements and may be transitioned into fielded cockpit and training display systems. The program will first define requirements based on feasibility data generated during Phase I, and will then proceed to design and fabricate hardware needed to demonstrate a working prototype model. The display will outperform all commercially available units in terms of parameters such as field of view, resolution, eye relief, and "see-through" capability, and will thus provide the U.S. warfighter a distinct technical advantage. The successful conclusion of this effort will establish a low-risk basis for launching a limited quantity military head-mounted display production program which may eventually result in commercial applications.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase II

2004

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Viewer for Vision Research in Developing Agile Laser Eye Protection

Amount: $420,487  

The use of laser devices in the battlefield is rapidly increasing - from low power line-of-sight communications to high-power lasers designed to disable or destroy enemy weaponry. These laser devices operate over a wide range of spectral regions,depending on specific application and some are potentially tunable to a variety or continuum of wavelengths. With the increasing number of devices, the hazard to battlefield personnel, even from friendly sources, has become a potentially significantissue. If protective devices are to be deployed to personnel, it is key that these devices do not introduce unacceptable levels of image distortion that may have physiological effects such as disorientation, headache, or nausea. OPTICS 1 has extensiveexperience in the area of night vision goggle design and development, specifically in the area of direct-view laser eye protection devices using optical limiter materials. In addition, OPTICS 1 is near completion of the successful Phase I program for thistopic.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase II

2003

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Improved Low-Cost Helmet-Mounted Display for Mission Simulations

Amount: $76,690  

The goal of the program is conduct research and trade studies using Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV) to determine optimum solutions for a military helmet-mounted display device which offers performance superior to that which is already commerciallyavailable. The trade study will include analysis of various flat panel technologies (LCD, LCoS, OLED, etc.), varieties of optical configurations (see-through, panoramic, visor, etc.), performance specification evaluation (field of view, resolution, eyerelief, etc.), and a survey of head-tracker technology. The intent is to choose a best low-cost approach for prototyping in a later phase of the program. The primary beneficiary of this effort will initially be the government/military sector, includingcustomers involved in training simulation as well as actual military platform users. However, due to the universal demand for performance improvement and the emphasis on low-cost approaches, there is a substantial potential to breach commercial marketsinterested in virtual reality equipment.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase I

2003

DOD

USAF

Seal of the Agency: DOD

Wide FOV Head-Mounted Displays

Amount: $68,780  

The goal of the program is to achieve eye-limited resolution in a head-mounted display with as wide a field of view as possible, a minimized overall weight, and a balanced center of gravity. The optical solutions proposed include options for maximizingperformance using current flat panel display device formats, as well as options for future expected flat panel formats. All options will address specifications critical to military helmet display system performance, and will demonstrate dramaticimprovements over currently fielded hardware. This phase of the program will develop candidate designs and demonstrate feasibility through analyses. Preliminary mechanical package volume and mass properties will also be estimated. The primarybeneficiary of this effort will initially be the government/military sector, including customers involved in training simulation as well as actual military platform users. However, due to the unique low-cost, modular approach offered, there is asubstantial potential to breach commercial markets interested in virtual reality equipment.

Tagged as:

SBIR

Phase I

2003

DOD

NAVY