3D Scalable Intergrated Displays (3D-SID)

Lead Participant: Digital Projection Limited


3D-SID is a two-year applied research project to create the modular building blocks for a highly scalable 3D digital display system, which can be applied to a wide range of the most demanding applications in visualisation, simulation, cinema and entertainment. The R&D focuses on the use of multiple digital micro-mirror devices to produced very high-resolution tiled image streams, with very low latency at ultra-high data refresh rates for improved 3D and with significantly increased brightness. It includes research and development designed to produce a novel method of flat-panel 3D display by harnessing the very high refresh rates possible with the Digital Micromirror Device and FPGA-accelerated image warping and tiling. The project is led by the UK''s only manufacturer of high-performance digital projectors (Digital Projection Ltd), working with a company specialising in hardware acceleration for novel image-processing (Pandora International Ltd) and Cambridge University. Results will give the UK new access to markets for visualisation technology and active 3D cinematic display, and scientific applications.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer



Digital Projection Limited, MANCHESTER
Pandora International Limited, SWANSEA £505,832 £ 216,000
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom £178,318 £ 178,318




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