Army

Compound Eye Laser Missile Seeker

Luminit is developing a compound eye laser missile seekerbased on multi-aperture compound receiver optics (MACRO) and substrate-guided wave hologram (SGWH) filter. CELMS will consist of a MACRO, made of a lenslet array aligned with a flexible fiber-image-guide (FIG) array, a SGWH filter, a quad detector, and electronics and software.

Ferroelectric Photogalvanic Generator

Luminit is developing anew Ferroelectric Photogalvanic Generator (FEPG), based on the Photogalvanic (giant photovoltaic) effect. FEPG consists of two blocks (removable for easy maintenance): 1. Pulsed light source, and 2. Ferroelectric cell. Power supplies may be diverse: an explosion-driven light source and battery-operated flash lamps could be used. If operated in deserts or in places with plenty of sunlight, concentrated sun radiation with a chopped window can be used as a power source. The major innovation in the FEPG is the use of a new physical principle of high-voltage generation, based on relatively new giant photovoltaic effect (GPE), or the photogalvanic effect.

Quantum Wave-converter

Luminit is developing a new high-efficiency, low-noise, and bidirectional plug-and-play fiber coupled PPLN quantum wave-converter (Q-Waver) for quantum communications, based on Luminit’s patented substrate-guided wave hologram (SGWH) technology. The Q-Waver consists of a commercial PPLN waveguide chip, coupled with an innovative SGWH wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) at the input, and an innovative SGWH filter at the output.

Viewbox Enhanced Wave-Guided Helmet Mounted Display

Luminit developed a Viewbox Enhanced Helmet Mounted Display technology based on a wave-guided holographic optical element for off-axis image projection of a high-resolution microdisplay through a thin plastic visor, which acts as a waveguide. VIEW-HMD displays color imagery over a field of view of more than 30 degrees with a >10 mm eye motion and see-through capability.

Organically Modified Sol-Gel Nanocomposites for Lightweight Optically Clear Armor Protection

Luminit developed a new low-cost, lightweight, and flexible Organically Modified Sol-gel nanocomposite material to replace the heavy bulletproof glass in transparent ballistic window structures. This nanocomposite can achieve the excellent optical properties, thermal stability, durability, flexibility, and ballistic performance as current glass/polycarbonate window systems at a reduced weight.

Curved Wave-guided Holographic Display

For the Air Force, Luminit is developing a new Curved Wave-guided Holographic Display (CWHD) for pilot visors. This system is based on Luminit development of substrate-guided wave-based (SGW) holograms, guided beam direction, and waveguide radius. CWHD will be fabricated as a day/night HMD system that provides, at a minimum, binocular monochrome 12801024 imagery in a 40-degree FOV on a curved, transparent, holographic optical waveguide that is integrated into a visor. CWHD will be lightweight, show minimal aberration, and maximal brightness and image quality.

Wave-guided Holographic Infrared Soldier-Mounted Eye Tracker

For the Army, Luminit developed a Wave-guided Holographic Infrared Soldier-mounted eye Tracker that can illuminate the eye with an infrared beam delivered from a set of NIR LEDs. Light reflected from the eye is coupled inside a thin plastic visor and diffracted to a high-speed camera. The information collected is processed in real time to determine the points of fixation of the eyes within milliseconds.

Dynamic Site Overlay Based on Luminit Substrate-guided Holographic Technology

For the U.S. Army, Luminit is developing a new high resolution low cost and compact dynamic site overlay based on Luminit holographic technology. This system will present an optical system integrated into an individual soldier weapon-mounted direct-view optical scope satisfying MIL-STD-810 requirements to the military systems. DOSH will be fully see-through, have full color SXGA resolution or better with the brightness adjusted to the day and night illumination, not imposing significant cost and power increases to the sighting systems.