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MicroVision Scanner

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0958
Category: Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: MicroVision Scanner
Part No: None
Serial No: 980001A
Manufacturer: MicroVision
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
509 
Height (mm):
232 
Depth (mm):
350 
Weight (g):
16,520 
Location: Main Object Store
Inscription(s):

[in the case lid]
MicroVision
Binocular Virtual Retinal Display HMD Demonstrator
Delivered March 1998
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[on the case underside]
Microvision
2203 Airport Way South, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 623-7055
Model: Binocular VRD HMD Demonstrator
This product may be covered by one or more of the following patents:
U.S. Patent #
5,467,104
5,659,327
5,590,339
5,557,444
5,694,237
5,701,132
Made in USA
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BAE Systems
Advanced Technology Centre
Asset Number *70194*
Tested for Electrical Safety
Date 3-07
20R1035
Re-test due 3-12
Initials I

Notes:

MicroVision, Seattle, Washington, developed a display system called Retinal Scanning Display (RSD) ( or Virtual Retinal Display VRD) technology which it paints images on the eye, resulting in daylight-readable, see-through images with high resolution. RSD is incorporated into a wearable head unit and allows the wearer to view data such as maintenance data, GPS information, blueprints or other information superimposed over the landscape. The VRD scans a low power beam of light to "paint" rows of pixels onto the eye, creating a high resolution, full-motion image without the use of electronic screens of any kind.
This unit was acquired to evaluate its suitability for a head mounted display of flight symbology.
The given dimensions are just for the signal processor in the case. In addition there are:
The scanner head: 50 x 153 x 195 mm + 900mm cable, 742g;
A 4m signal extension cable (553g);
A 2.4m mains cable (324g).

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