The merging of real and virtual worlds to produce mixed reality (MR) environments is becoming a realistic component of future society. The effective use of MR demands a natural visual experience without physiological side effects for the user.
REALHOLO is a project developed to meet these needs by researching advanced micro-mirror-based piston-type spatial light modulator (SLM) modulating the phase of visible light with optical features far superior to any liquid crystal-based alternative.The SLM will facilitate 3D display applications and active illumination and sensing. REALHOLO will develop dedicated core hardware concepts and modules for integration. The goal is an application-specific demonstration of the MMA in automotive use in real holographic MR head-up display (HUD) and to enable future applications like real holographic head-mounted displays (HMD).