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Microstructured head-up display screen for automotive applications
Author(s): M. Kivanc Hedili; Mark O. Freeman; Hakan Urey
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Paper Abstract

A novel see-through screen is developed for automobiles which reduces the size of the head-up display (HUD) unit considerably. The screen is illuminated by a laser scanning pico-projector and a real image is formed on the screen. The screen has thousands of hexagonally packed microlenses that are partially reflective and embedded in an index matched medium which provides very good see-through capability. Light reflected from the microlenses expand and form a hexagon shaped viewing window. This system is called a direct projection HUD system as the pico projector projects directly onto the screen and forms a real image on it. The system is very compact and does not require any space under the dashboard, which saves on space for the car manufacturers, or allows it to be used immediately as an aftermarket HUD installed in any car.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8428, Micro-Optics 2012, 84280X (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923556
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M. Kivanc Hedili, Koç Univ. (Turkey)
Mark O. Freeman, Microvision, Inc. (United States)
Hakan Urey, Koç Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8428:
Micro-Optics 2012
Hugo Thienpont; Jürgen Mohr; Hans Zappe; Hirochika Nakajima, Editor(s)

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