eMagin announced today that they have been awarded a 2 year, $6 million program by the US Army to develop ultra-high resolution (1920x1200) OLED microdisplays. The project was awarded by the US Army Medical Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), and the aim is to create a 3D-capable display system for advanced medical training systems.
The WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra eXtended Graphics Array) microdisplay is being designed to be sized less than one-inch diagonal with over 7 million pixels at a 9.6 micron color pixel pitch. The program also involves the design of optics for a wide field-of-view between 60 and 80 degrees. The culmination of this program is expected to provide a prototype of an ultra-high resolution display system suitable for several applications within Army medicine and military simulation and training, as well as for broad military and commercial uses.
Other participants in the program include Rockwell Collins and Columbia University.