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About Luminit

Luminit is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Holographic Interferometric Instrument for Threshold Stress Intensity. The abstract given for this project is as follows: To address the OSD need to inexpensively measure the KIscc of aluminum alloys, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Interferometric Instrument for Threshold Stress Intensity (HITS). This proposed HITS is based on double-exposure holographic interferometric technique to study stress corrosion cracking. The proposed method will offer accurate and fast measuring of KIscc. In Phase I, Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of HITS by designing and assembling the experimental set-up and measuring KIscc for one or more aluminum alloys at various grain orientations. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop a fully-functional prototype to show how HITS solves the problem of rapid and accurate measurement of KIscc of aluminum alloys. HITS will accommodate the specific needs of end users and demonstrate all relevant performance metrics so that it can be used to prepare a standard measurement procedure through a nationally recognized standards organization.Luminit is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Laser Eye Protective Technology Polycarbonate Visor with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. The abstract given for this project is as follows: To protect the vision of Air Force aircrew and personnel from near-infrared (NIR) light (700 nm to 1350 nm), Luminit, LLC proposes to design and fabricate a new Laser Eye Protection polycarbonate visor incorporating high NIR absorbing nanocomposites (LEP- POLY_NANO). Surface-modified metal oxide nanoparticles can be incorporated into highly curved and complex-shaped visors during molding to create a passive barrier that protects against continuous wave and pulsed laser emissions without angular dependence. These nanocomposites are responsible for strong NIR absorption band from 700 nm to 1350 nm, yet they retain a high transmittance of the 380 nm to 700 nm visible band. Due to the nanocomposite size, this new technology will not introduce haze, distortion, aberration, prism or artifacts that would impair visual performance or create distractions in the visual field, and it will not degrade the ballistic protection properties of the polycarbonate. In Phase I, Luminit will assess the technology feasibility and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technology by designing, fabricating, and validating an LEP-POLY_NANO that meets Air Force specifications for LEP. Phase II will focus on technology optimization and on carrying out the technology development plan to deliver visors incorporating LEP-POLY_NANO technology with supporting performance data.BENEFIT:The LEP-POLY_NANO developed in this project can be manufactured as highly curved and complex-shaped visors for laser eye protection for both the military and civilian commercial markets. This unique process, incorporating the nanocomposites with high NIR absorption and high visible light transmittance, make it welcome for occupational and industrial safety in any field that employs lasers. Commercial and military pilots, tank drivers, gunners, missile control personnel, laser researchers and laser surgery personnel are a few examples of markets that would readily embrace the proposed LEP-POLY_NANO technology.Luminit is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Integrated Cross Connect Optical Switch. The abstract given for this project is as follows: To address the Air Force need for next generation space-based optical router military communications, Luminit proposes to develop an innovative integrated cross-connect optical switch (ICCOS) based on passive optical routing and active electronic buffering. Data envelopes are sent via transmitters through an optical cross-connect router into burst-mode receivers. The scheduler configures the wavelengths of the transmitters and thereby the connection pattern between transmitters and receivers. By electrically tuning the wavelength of the laser, the ICCOS can route the light from any input port to any output port through a strictly nonblocking optical cross-connect wavelength router. The ICCOS can be made with commercial components such as wavelength tunable DBR laser transmitters and an arrayed waveguide gratings router. This passive optical router is scalable, reconfigurable, reliable, and consumes no power, and can be packaged in a hermetically-sealed robust and flightworthy box. The ICCOS takes the full advantage of optics in interconnection/routing and electronics in switching/buffering. In Phase I, we will develop a design concept for the ICCOS and demonstrate the feasibility through modeling, simulation and preliminary experimentation. The successful Phase I demonstrations will develop a practical path to an optimized Phase II prototype that will meet the Air Force requirements.BENEFIT:Military applications of ICCOS include communications satellites, high bandwidth communications large ships and GIG-BE communications ground stations. The ICCOS can be incorporated by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army into communications satellites, large ships and ground stations to meet the steadily growing demand for high capacity optical communications. Commercial applications for ICCOS include telecommunications industry and avionics.Luminit is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Flexible Lightweight Radiation Protection Garment. The abstract given for this project is as follows: To address DARPA need for new radiation shielding fabrics or materials that are equivalent to or better than currently available radiation shielding technologies in the areas of comfort for wearer, flexibility, and durability, and radiation attenuation in the Cs-137 emission range, Luminit proposes to develop the new Flexible Lightweight Radiation Protection Garment (FLEXPROG) system based on our hybrid sol-gel technology. This flexible hybrid inorganic/organic polymer material system incorporates bridging the gap between inorganic and polymer into hybrid polymer matrices at the micro- and nano-level for radiation protection in a coating with high tensile strength, low areal density, and chemical and environmental resistance to ionizing radiation, and UV; it can be easily coated and interwoven with high-ductility fiber materials as protective garments. FLEXPROG will maximize the radiation path length for effective attenuation of the incident radiation flux while minimizing the thickness and the weight of the garment. The high malleability and ductility of the materials and the minimized weight of the design will enable effective use without impeding flexibility or causing physical stress during operation. In Phase I Luminit will develop FLEXPROG and demonstrate its feasibility. Relevant radiation shielding properties will be determined and compared to current used materials.Luminit is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight. The abstract given for this project is as follows: To address the US Navy need for a high-performance direct-view LED-based AMLCD display, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop an innovative high-luminescence, high-contrast, high optically and electronically efficient airborne Homogenized Hybrid Ultra-Bright Backlight (2HUB2). This inexpensive and reliable device is based on mature backlight technology (which couples excellently with recent LED innovations, utilizes just a few (1-2) superior-quality films in the stack), a hybrid diffuser technology, low cost electronics and smart synchronization. The device will offer unparalleled performance in homogenization and brightness (more than 350 ft-Lambert), increase the efficiency by 40%, provide high contrast ratio and enhanced image clarity. The power consumption of the 2HUB2 system is estimated to be 8 W, achieved by employing ultra-thin, fully synchronized LED array-based innovative Phase I design. In Phase I Luminit will demonstrate the feasibility of 2HUB2 by laboratory proof-of-concept device of 6,e8 in. size consisting of LED sources, the backlight itself, and AMLCD display, and will perform the extensive testing of its components, power, synchronization, electronics, and display properties, including reliability. In Phase II Luminit plans to develop a full-size integrated version of 2HUB2 aimed for airborne applications with night-vision capabilities.

Headquarters Location

1850 205th Street Suite 203

Torrance, California, 90501,

United States


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Luminit Patents

Luminit has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Optical devices
  • Geometrical optics
  • Lenses
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Latest Luminit News

Global Automotive Holographic Display Market 2017-2021 - Market to Grow at a CAGR of 188.68% with Continental, Delphi, WarRay, Luminit & BMW Dominating - Research and Markets

Jan 2, 2018

The global automotive holographic display market to grow at a CAGR of 188.68% during the period 2017-2021. Global Automotive Holographic Display Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Gradually declining prices of automotive display solutions like LCD/TFT. The global automotive industry is witnessing intense competition whether it is among automotive OEMs, suppliers, or other stakeholders within the value chain. Much of the growing competition is attributed to the emergence of new innovative automotive technologies that have changed the dynamics of the automotive market. In such cases, economies of scale play an important role in wide-scale adoption of such advanced technology. This is applicable for advanced in-vehicle display technologies as well as other technologies, which are gradually finding space across various categories of vehicles. Key vendors

Luminit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Luminit's headquarters?

    Luminit's headquarters is located at 1850 205th Street, Torrance.

  • What is Luminit's latest funding round?

    Luminit's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did Luminit raise?

    Luminit raised a total of $1.5M.

  • Who are the investors of Luminit?

    Investors of Luminit include Paycheck Protection Program, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy and Asahi Kasei.

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