The U.S. military tried out the mixed reality device to make soldiers super-versatile

 The U.S. military tried out the mixed reality device to make soldiers super-versatile

Reference News Network reported on April 10 that soldiers of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Special Forces had spent the past few weeks on live ammunition ranges at Pickettburg training base and conducted indoor shooting exercises in groups. In this process, the military verifies the possible forms of immersion and interconnection in future short-range operations. At the same time, it is also testing how to integrate technological advances eventually, so that the ordinary soldier can become as skilled as well-trained fighter pilots.

Integrated Visual Enhancement System (IVAS) is an advanced goggle, the US Army Times website reported on April 9. It can provide a higher level of night vision and thermal imaging capabilities, while also superimposing other functions such as navigation and aiming. The device may one day become as small as a pair of sunglasses, and developers are hoping to achieve much more than that.

Reported that, like many current US military plans, IVAS system intends to become an interchangeable platform. This means that a series of other devices, software programs and capabilities can be presented through the system after a soldier sets them according to his preferences.

The core of the devices functionality depends on hybrid reality technology, which is actually software that provides video symbols in the users view, and augmented reality rather than virtual reality. Users can still see the real world, but they can add and enhance the scene they see in their vision.

No other equipment has had such an impact since the introduction of night vision technology, said Ryan McCarthy, Deputy Secretary of the Army.

McCarthy and Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Admiral James McConwell, told reporters that although the decision to fully produce and assemble troops must be made after prototyping and testing, they expect to distribute a usable device to troops within the next 18 to 24 months.

The report points out that these functions, which make soldiers magical, will bring greater hope for victory to the army. This will allow us to really use the kind of combat that the Army deserves, McCornville said. Effective fire coordination for infantry on the ground. If you know where you are, where the enemy is, and have the key means of communication, then you can defeat the enemy.

The physical part of the system will include an eyepiece connected wirelessly to a small computer and a camera on a soldiers main combat weapon. These devices use radio or wireless Internet for intra-class wireless communication. In some cases, they will be connected to the cloud computing side, in other cases, they will be connected to local networks or databases.

In the demonstration process, the immersive navigation mode of the early version of the system can display the real-time position of the user himself and his class or teammates in blue. Every member of the class can put digital marks on the shared map to indicate the location of the enemy or something else.

At the same time, the map view continues to display a compass symbol. Soldiers can add dot markers, battle lines, or positions of friendly forces to the map. When they remove the map from view, the markers remain in place and superimpose them in a luminous way on the real world in front of them.

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023