Accession Number : ADA321668

Title :   High Definition Display Based on the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) Spatial Light Modulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Mar 90-30 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS

Personal Author(s) : Younse, Jack M.

PDF Url : ADA321668

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : This report describes the effort over a six year period to develop a high definition display using the Texas Instrument (TI) Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) formerly deformable mirror device. The majority of this work carried out at TI in Dallas, Texas and its subcontractor, the David Sarnoff Research Center (Sarnoff) in Princeton, New Jersey. The program began in March 1990 and ended in March 1996 with the delivery of an HD projection display to the Government. This program resulted in the world's largest micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device, from the standpoint of the number of moving mechanical structures (2,359,296 mirrors), built on a single monolithic chip. Three of these chips were used to bulld a truly digital high definition front projection display.

Descriptors :   *MIRRORS, *PROTOTYPES, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, *IMAGE PROJECTORS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, COCKPITS, DEFORMATION, MOTION, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), RESEARCH FACILITIES, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, INSTRUMENTATION, MONOLITHIC STRUCTURES(ELECTRONICS), LIGHT MODULATORS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE