It’s an especially exciting time in the aerospace industry with rapidly changing technologies that will be applied to the design, build, integration and testing of new air platforms.
One technology stands out as having many applications across the complete life cycle and that is augmented reality, which looks set to disrupt traditional aerospace and defence industry work in the not too distant future, in much the same way as it is already shaking up other military and consumer applications.
Tactical Augmented Reality (TAR) provides a more immersive experience, by superimposing images onto a user’s real-world situation, which will provide myriad applications for the military.
In the same way as can improve the situational awareness of soldiers through an eyepiece that helps them locate their position, as well as friends and foe, augmented reality will enable a platform such as an aircraft or deployed ground infrastructure, to be scanned then deliver real-time information to support diagnosis, MRO and equipment integration plans and ensure quicker and more efficient through-life support.
Augmented reality will play its part in bringing the development and integration plans to life to enable a far better understanding of the end system at a much earlier stage in its development.