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AVT Simulation provides AR/VR/MR simulations. Through AVT's use of game-based tools such as Unity, realistic training scenarios can be experienced anywhere, at any time, with just a headset and controller. This emerging technology is especially useful for operations and maintenance training that may aid our Warfighters tremendously.
AVT's IRAD continues into Virtual and Augmented Reality. Our specialized engineers can create various simulations to answer your training needs using Unity products, Magic Leap, and more. Anything from the integration of an aircraft to an anatomical model, are all possible. Our skills can help build the appropriate simulator needed to teach your curriculum.
VR is a fully immersive experience composed entirely of computer-generated environments and objects or 360º videos. So, what this means is, the term "virtual reality" can only be applied to programs that completely change the environment around the user. To explain, Virtual Reality is created by using sensory stimulators to trick the user’s brain into believing they are in a separate reality. This can be accomplished by using headsets known as head-mounted displays (HMD).
With a myriad of Virtual Reality headsets available today, AVT is an expert in creating fully immersible training and learning experiences using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) development platforms as well as customized in-house solutions. One example of VR in practice is AVT's Receiver Aerial Refueling (RAR) Trainer, a virtual reality trainer that uses an Oculus headset to simulate aerial refueling training in Virtual Reality.
Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience of combining a real-world environment with enhancements provided by computer-generated (CG) perceptual information. Unlike VR, AR is not a completely immersive, virtual experience. AR is the merging of the real and virtual worlds with additive or destructive overlaid sensory. The purpose is to enhance or alter the real world rather than replace it. Virtual objects or displays lay over the real world with positional tracking, typically through a set of smart glasses, goggles, a monocle, or an HMD.
Augmented Reality lets its user see the world with an enhanced sight that displays vital information without looking away. This technology is especially useful for military and medical purposes as both require much focus and information in high-stress, timely scenarios.
AVT understands the needs and challenges of working with AR. With tools like Unity, we will provide you with content that feels natural and realistic. Additionally, AVT can develop AR for all available headsets. Whether it is medical simulation, maintenance trainers, or maintenance enhancements, the limits of AR are boundless.
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In the Simulation industry, Mixed Reality refers to what is also known as Augmented Virtuality (AV), the addition of tangible, real-world, objects to a virtual environment using external cameras.
However, MR is also known as a spectrum between VR and the real world. As those who coined the phrase, Milgram and Kishino, put it, Mixed Reality is anywhere between the extrema of the virtual continuum. This virtual continuum includes AR and AV.
With MR technology at our fingertips, AVT Simulation can develop scenarios, missions, and environments to integrate with real cockpits, controls, and devices to create effective immersion for training.