September 10th webcast: Robotic Eye for AR, VR, MR and Heads-Up Display Metrology

Sep 10th, 2019

This webcast was originally aired on September 10, 2019
and is now available for on demand viewing. 
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Event Description:

For near-eye displays to reliably meet performance standards and ensure high levels of user ‘immersion’, there is a need for manufacturers to quantitatively characterize their products in research, product development and production quality assurance. However, proper display metrology that correlates to the human eye perception is very difficult to achieve. Learn how the Gamma Scientific NED-LMD systems make these measurements routine by offering the world’s first ‘robotic eye’ high resolution goniometric systems to completely characterize near-eye displays by truly emulating the human eye and conforming to the latest standards being developed by IEC and SID.

Presented by:

Sonika Obheroi
Product Manager
Gamma Scientific

Sonika Obheroi, Product Manager, Gamma Scientific, is an avid “photonics fanatic” and tech-enthusiast of AR/VR displays. She received her graduate degree specializing in Optics and Photonics (EE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a thesis on “Ultracompact Computational Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging” where she explored unconventional optics through compressive sensing techniques. She is also selected Fellow of Technology Management at UCSD’s business school, Rady School of Management as a part of the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE). Serving as a strategic partner for two university startups, she strives to bring novel, powerful optics-based technologies to the market, a.k.a. “the business of photonics”. She’s been a long-standing SPIE & OSA member and is a two-time recipient of the prestigious SPIE Education Scholarship. Through the NED-LMD product family, her larger goal is to standardize the metrology of up-and-coming near-eye displays and accelerate high-quality consumer products to the market.

Richard L. Austin
President and Chief Technology Officer
Gamma Scientific

Richard L. Austin has over 30 years of experience designing and developing optical radiation measurement instruments and systems as well as over 20 years of business management, development and strategic planning. He is the current President and Chief Technology Officer of Gamma Scientific, where he has held the position of optical physicist for over 30 years. He has a degree in physics from San Diego State University. He is former member on the board of directors of the Council of Optical Radiation Measurements and member of the Optical Society of America, SPIE, Society for Information Display, ASTM, and Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE) Division 2. He is also the ‘US Expert’ of the IEC Committee standards for near-eye displays.The developed measurement systems cover a broad range of applications including; Head Up Display and direct view display characterization for the F-16, F-18 and C-17 and F-117 military aircraft, quality assurance and process control for antireflection and other thin film coatings, LED, flash lamp and lamp luminous intensity and luminous flux, and characterization of retroreflective materials for both intensity and color. The instrumentation used in these systems include standard light sources, both tungsten lamp and LED based traceable to NIST, computer controlled scanning grating and diode array spectroradiometers and spot telespectroradiometer, world class photometers, display and lens modulation transfer function, patented tristimulus CRT spot profile and convergence measurement method, and portable and laboratory retroreflectance characterization instruments.

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