Heads-up on-the-move augmented reality technology – ARC4

The ARA-developed ARC4 is outdoor on-the-move augmented reality (AR) technology that delivers heads-up situational awareness to the dismounted warfighter. Rather than looking down at a 2D map or smartphone device, the soldier sees virtual icons (e.g., navigation waypoints, blue forces, aircraft) overlaid on his real-world view. ARC4 is an AR fusion engine that incorporates advanced head tracking sensors and algorithms, network management software, and an intuitive user interface to overlay iconic information on the user’s environment. ARC4 integrates with daytime see-through displays and night-vision goggles.

Product Description

Heads-up on-the-move augmented reality technology – ARC4

ARC4

Challenge

Traditional dismounted information systems require soldiers to look down at maps or smartphone devices to access tactical information. In so doing, their head is ‘down’ and their attention is drawn away from what is happening directly in front of them. ARC4 enables the soldier to acquire time-critical tactical information with their ‘head-up’ and ‘eyes-out’ on the environment.

Solution

The ARA-developed ARC4 is outdoor on-the-move augmented reality (AR) technology that delivers heads-up situational awareness to the dismounted warfighter. Rather than looking down at a 2D map or smartphone device, the soldier sees virtual icons (e.g., navigation waypoints, blue forces, aircraft) overlaid on his real-world view. ARC4 is an AR fusion engine that incorporates advanced head tracking sensors and algorithms, network management software, and an intuitive user interface to overlay iconic information on the user’s environment. ARC4 integrates with daytime see-through displays and night-vision goggles.

ARC4 enables leap-ahead AR applications in:

  • Defence: Presents heads-up tactical information for on-the-move operations
  • Consumer Products: Object tagging and sharing for social networks
  • Team Coordination: Shared awareness for emergency response
  • Logistics & Operations: Tracking assets, personnel, and tasks for worksites
  • Immersive Training and Gaming: Virtual avatars and effects embedded with live operations

Impact

The ARC4 technology enables small-unit teams to perform their missions with high awareness of their surroundings, with enhanced safety and speed, and in close coordination with team members.

 

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