Project Code: 18031
Project Title: Vehicle Bi-ocular Digital Display Viewer
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: MTEQ Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate
Description: The window of an armored vehicle is the weakest point on the vehicle’s exterior. Eliminating the window would improve occupant safety, while allowing other vital information to be overlaid on top of the video feed. The vehicle biocular digital display viewing system receives a single video source input and displays the information to both eyes of the operator. The visual information sent to the operator is meant to mimic what they would see when looking out the front window of a vehicle. The design incorporates a custom optical design that uses achromatic doublet lenses, flat mirrors, and high-definition displays. The system is mounted in a custom housing consisting of a microcontroller, an adjustable interpupillary distance compensator, custom flexures, and custom lens mounts. The design uses custom software to correct for the inherent distortion of the optical system in real time. The viewing system effectively improves vehicle safety while providing the operator visual data on the environment around the vehicle with relevant vehicle metrics overlaid on the video.