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

ARC4

Challenge

Traditional wearable information systems require personnel to look down at maps or smartphone devices to access geo-spatial 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 user to acquire time-critical geo-spatial information with their ‘head-up’ and ‘eyes-out’ on the environment.

Solution

ARC4 is advanced augmented reality (AR) technology that delivers heads-up situational awareness for outdoor on-the-move applications. Rather than looking down at a 2D map or smartphone device, the user sees virtual icons overlaid on their 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 interfaces to daytime see-through displays and night-vision goggles.

ARC4 enables leap-ahead AR applications in:

  • Defense: 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

ARC4 UI Capabilities MUTC Video

ARC4 on Enhanced Night Vision Goggle
 

Impact

ARC4 enables personnel teams to perform tasks with high awareness of their surroundings, in close coordination with each other, and with enhanced safety and speed.

The ARC4 Module has been classified in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations as ECCN 5A002. These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the ultimate consignee or end-user(s) herein identified. They may not be resold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized ultimate consignee or end-user(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. government or as otherwise authorized by U.S. law and regulations.

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