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VR and AR Environments for Virtual Cockpit Enhancements

Peinecke, Niklas and Ernst, Johannes M. (2017) VR and AR Environments for Virtual Cockpit Enhancements. In: Conference on Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017. SPIE Press. SPIE DS121: Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017, 9.-13. April 2017, Anaheim, CA, USA. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

The recent evolution of cockpit design has moved from the established glass cockpits into new directions. Amongst them is the virtual enhancement of cockpits by augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) displays. Well known in aviation are helmet mounted see-through displays, but opaque VR displays are of increasing interest also. This technology enables the pilot to use virtual instrumentation as an add-on to the real cockpit. Even a totally virtualized instrumentation is possible. Furthermore, VR technology allows the fast prototyping and pilot training in cockpit environments that are still in development before even a single real instrument is built. We show how commercial off-the-shelf VR hardware can be used to build a prototyping environment. We demonstrate advantages and challenges when using software engines usually built for the games industry. We detail our own integration concept that aims to re-use as much of in-house developed software and allows an integration with minimal parallel developments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/106230/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:VR and AR Environments for Virtual Cockpit Enhancements
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Peinecke, NiklasNiklas.Peinecke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6683-2323
Ernst, Johannes M.johannes.ernst (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8238-3671
Date:17 March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Conference on Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:SPIE Press
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN:0277-786X
Status:Published
Keywords:virtual reality, augmented reality, HMD, game engines, virtual cockpit
Event Title:SPIE DS121: Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017
Event Location:Anaheim, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-13. April 2017
Organizer:SPIE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Peinecke, Dr.rer.nat. Niklas
Deposited On:19 Oct 2016 11:28
Last Modified:18 Mar 2019 11:42

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