3D Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Overview
ICE is creating a simulated threat for the Opposing Force (OPFOR) shoulder-launched munition, enabling the CTCs to engage aircraft using a mix of geometric pairing and MILES lasers. This includes a variant of the Microsoft HoloLens to provide a customizable targeting module. The unit will also provide smoke, light, and noise weapons effects simulation. The system offers a solution to integrate into the currently tested Training ASE Simulation Suite (TASS). This system replicates the same behavior as the existing Ground Threat Emitters (GTE) ensuring the aircraft are engaged with a system that offers stimulation of their sensors and smoke, heat, and light visual effects.
Aerial Door Gunner
This Internal Research and Development (IR&D) project instruments the UH-60 and CH-47 platforms equipped with the M240 machine gun. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 (or IVAS in the future) displays virtual 3D tracers, targets, and impact effects, mitigating the need for hazardous live-fire training. The solution is a picatinny rail-mounted video system that records all activity during live fire operations while providing enhancements like, trigger pull, gun azimuth and gun elevation. The door gunner module is aligned to the gun barrel and interfaces with the ASMODIM to record video and transmit data to the ground station. Video is recorded and stored on the ASMODIM for After Action Review. The end result is a modular solution that is common for all Force-on-Target training.