Laser projection system R&D project

Project 1.1.1.1/18/A/179 “Development of a compact, high-brightness laser image projection system for application in volumetric 3D displays”

December 30, 2019

Project No.1.1.1.1/18/A/179 Q4 update

LightSpace Technologies jointly with HansaMatrix Innovation (HM-I) have successfully finished 2019 Q4 in project No.1.1.1.1/18/A/179 “Development of a compact, high-brightness laser image projection system for application in volumetric 3D displays”.

According to the project timeline, in 2019 Q4 HM-I and Lightspace Technologies is working on 2nd activity – development of the image projection laser system opto-mechanics. Significant progress has been achieved in designing a laser-based projection system illumination stage, as well as a projection lens. The optical part has been successfully designed and work is now focused on mechanical enclosure of the light engine.

LightSpace and HM-I aims to start the electronics design part in 2020 Q1, as planned, that includes the design of the laser driver module and development of control algorithms.

September 30th, 2019

Project No.1.1.1.1/18/A/179 Q3 update

Lightspace Technologies and HansaMatrix Innovation (HM-I) has successfully finished Q3, 2019 in project No.1.1.1.1/18/A/179 “Development of a compact, high-brightness laser image projection system for application in volumetric 3D displays”.

According to the project timeline, HM-I and Lightspace Technologies has finished the first activity and started work on the second one.

In the first activity (Initial assessment of laser sources, spatial light modulators, and optimal structure) laser system providers and designs have been evaluated, available spatial light modulators (DMD, LCOS, etc) have been analyzed to find the best fit for the project.

Considerable results have been achieved in qualifying potential laser component suppliers. Additionally, two initial design concepts of the most promising architecture have been developed. Some design details are still in the development process in order to identify all component technical specifications for the final design.

Currently, project plan is to finish the design work on the first concept for laser system (optical and mechanical design) and order necessary components for verifying proof of concept and identifying necessary correction.

June 30, 2019

Project No.1.1.1.1/18/A/179 Q2 update

LightSpace Technologies and HansaMatrix Innovation (HM-I) has made progress in Q2, 2019 in line with scheduled project activities of No.1.1.1.1/18/A/179 “Development of a compact, high-brightness laser image projection system for application in volumetric 3D displays”.

According to the project timeline, HM-I and Lightspace Technologies has been working on first WP activity – Initial assessment of laser sources, spatial light modulators and optimal structure. Activities allocated time is two quarters (2019 Q2, 2019 Q3). During 2019 Q2 we have been working on several laser system designs, and analyzed various available spatial light modulators (DMD, LCOS, etc). Considerable work has been done in identifying and qualifying potential laser component suppliers. In 2019 Q3 we plan to finish one or two initial concept designs of optimal architecture.

First activities goal – Basic design of the implementation of the most suitable image projector identified according to the defined image quality characteristics.

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Mar 30, 2019

Project 1.1.1.1/18/A/179 “Development of a compact, high-brightness laser image projection system for application in volumetric 3D displays”

Hansamatrix Innovation SIA has signed a contract with Central Finance and Contracting Agency of the Republic of Latvia (CFLA) for project 1.1.1.1/18/A/179. The project shall be carried out in cooperation with a partner Lightspace Technologies SIA and University of Latvia.

The main objective of the proposed project is to investigate and develop a high-brightness, high refresh-rate image projection system in a compact footprint with the primary field of application in volumetric 3D display systems. It is expected, that the actions of the proposed project will result in a functional design of the image projection system allowing to increase the image brightness and consequently the contrast of volumetric 3D displays.

The actions of the proposed project are oriented towards development and strengthening of a knowledge-base in key-technological fields which include micro-electronics. An image projection design with a previously unavailable set of characteristics will be researched and developed, contributing to the Hansamatrix Innovation portfolio of advanced products with high added value. Moreover, the proposed project will promote development of human capital in fields of high-tech electronics and optomechanical engineering by offering individual growth to young researchers and engineers tackling the problems of the proposed project, thus adding to the already existing extensive knowledge-base of Hansamatrix Innovation and LightSpace Technologies.

The foreseen duration of the proposed project is 24 months, starting on April 1st, 2019. The total planned cost of the project is 816880.00 EUR, consisting of 553000.00 EUR (67.7%) public ERDF funding and 237000.00 EUR (29%) private funding.

 

Projekts 1.1.1.1/18/A/179 “Kompaktas augsta spožuma lāzeru attēlprojekcijas sistēmas izveide pielietojumiem volumetriska tipa 3D displeju sistēmās”

Hansamatrix Innovation SIA ir parakstījusi līgumu ar Centrālo Finanšu un Līgumu Aģentūru (CFLA) par projekta 1.1.1.1/18/A/179 īstenošanu. Projekta īstenošanā sadarbosies divi uzņēmumi – „Hansamatrix Innovation” un „LightSpace Technologies” – un pētniecības organizācija Latvijas Universitātes (Optometrijas nodaļa).

Projekta galvenais mērķis ir izpētīt un izstrādāt augsta spožuma un augsta attēlu atjaunošanas ātruma projekcijas sistēmu kompaktā izmērā ar galveno pielietojumu volumetriska tipa 3D displeju sistēmās. Projekta darbību rezultātā tiks radīta funkcionāla attēlprojekcijas sistēma, kas ļaus paaugstināt attēla spožumu un rezultātā volumetriska 3D displeja kontrastu.

Projekta gaitā tiks izpētīta un attīstīta attēlu projekcijas tehnoloģijas izveide ar šobrīd nepieejamu parametru kopumu, dodot ieguldījumu „Hansamatrix Innovation” jaunieviesto produktu ar augstu pievienoto vērtību klāstā. Turklāt ierosinātais projekts veicinās cilvēkkapitāla attīstību augsto tehnoloģiju elektronikas un optiskās mehānikas inženierzinību jomās, piedāvājot individuālu izaugsmi jaunajiem zinātniekiem un inženieriem, kas risina ierosinātā projekta problēmas, tādējādi papildinot jau esošo plašo „Hansamatrix Innovation” un „LightSpace Technologies” zināšanu bāzi.

Projekta īstenošanas laiks: 24 mēneši (uzsākšana 2019. gada 1. aprīlī). Projekta kopējās plānotās izmaksas ir 830530,00 EUR, t.sk. ERAF finansējums 553000,00 EUR (66,6%) un privātais finansējums 237000,00 (28,5%).