Augmented reality systems are quickly being adopted for both military and commercial applications to provide additional information to the wearer. They are used for simulations, training, and live operations for enhanced awareness in the field.
Navy researchers are integrating AR technology into head mounted displays (HMD) to effectively provide ground deployed troops with the technology utilized by pilots. This particular system will show the aim-point of a weapon on a target and the travel path of the bullet or projectile. This feature provides an effective understanding to the wearer of a particular area which will be affected or impacted by a fired weapon. Photogrammetry provides a surveying and mapping function to measure distances between objects in the field. Integrated GPS, accelerometers, and gyros determine and track the user’s location.
- Improved situational awareness
- Alternate mode can include a wide-angle lens or a panoramic lens (up to 360 degree) camera that can be scaled to show more than a forward facing FOV
- US application number 20160379414 available for license
- Potential for collaboration with Navy researchers