Kopin® Company, a number one supplier of high-resolution microdisplays for Augmented Actuality (AR) and Digital Actuality (VR), introduced it has not too long ago began manufacturing deliveries of its new superhigh-brightness, full-color Brillian Energetic Matrix Liquid Crystal Show (AMLCD) for the Widespread Helmet Mounted Show (CHMD) System for the US Military’s helicopter pilots. Kopin’s patented Brillian shows incorporate breakthrough advances in design and processing methods to provide unsurpassed picture efficiency in functions requiring excessive excessive brightness. Supply is on-going on the preliminary order of $3.5 million and we estimate this system’s potential revenues are $30 million over a number of years.

“We proceed to increase the boundaries of our show capabilities to supply our protection prospects with the very best tools,” mentioned Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin Company. “Just a few years in the past, a world protection firm approached us to develop a superhigh-brightness, high-contrast colour show to transform monochrome pilot helmets to full colour. To fulfill the necessities, we developed an progressive course of. It’s so rewarding to comply with the journey from an idea to design-in and now to manufacturing of Brillian shows.”


“Supply of manufacturing shows for the CHMD program is the end result of a multi-year growth effort to advance the capabilities of our AMCLD expertise to satisfy the difficult necessities,” said Invoice Maffucci, the Firm’s Vice President of Authorities Packages. “Full-color Brillian shows exhibit brightness ranges larger than 34,000 nits (10,000 foot-lamberts) and typical distinction ratios above 500:1. Whereas Kopin has a protracted historical past of offering high-performance monochrome shows for pilot helmets, these full-color shows present pilots with enhanced visible recognition of important data.”

The total-color CHMD is a part of the US Military’s Air Soldier System, utilized by helicopter pilots to supply each day and night time enhanced situational consciousness and survivability in all flight circumstances. The CHMD is a complicated, see-through, high-definition, digital helmet mounted show (HMD) that helps the US Military’s CH-47F Chinook and the UH-60L/M/V Black Hawk fleets. Kopin Company is a number one developer and supplier of progressive wearable applied sciences and demanding elements and subsystems for integration into wearable techniques for navy, industrial and client merchandise. Kopin’s expertise portfolio consists of ultra-small Energetic Matrix Liquid Crystal shows (AMLCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) shows and Natural Mild Emitting Diode (OLED) shows, quite a lot of superior optics, and low-power ASICs that are particular person elements or mixed into drop and play subassemblies.