What are augmented reality aircraft displays?

Augmented Reality Aircraft Displays, also known as AR Displays, are interactive electronic displays integrated with cameras, microphones, sensors, flight instrumentation, and a continuous flow of useful flight and/or mission data to provide military pilots with advanced, ongoing situational awareness, combat readiness, target tracking, and flight and weapon controls either mounted in their flight helmets or on a see-through heads-up display in the aircraft cockpit.

While AR Displays have made their way into a few of the latest corporate aircraft designs, AR solutions have been part of military aircraft for almost 60 years, and the most advanced AR displays and systems today are in military aircraft. In addition to improving pilot situational awareness and response times in flight, augmented reality (AR) displays have also proven to be very effective for training, putting pilots in realistic flight and battle situations so they can learn without physical risk to either pilots or aircraft.

Continuing advancements in AR systems have made augmented reality a valuable tool across multiple industries, from education, medicine, manufacturing, and gaming to architecture, defense, navigation, and emergency management. In AR aircraft displays. The most significant advances, however, give pilots full color, high definition (HD) resolution digital imagery, night vision integration, and 3D audio with noise reduction, and only one manufacturer so far provides those advances.

 


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