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Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration in Aircraft Maintenance Tasks

Utzig, Sebastian and Kaps, Robert and Azeem, Syed Muhammad and Gerndt, Andreas (2019) Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration in Aircraft Maintenance Tasks. In: 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019. IEEE. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2019-03-02 - 2019-03-09, Big Sky, MT, USA. doi: 10.1109/AERO.2019.8742228. ISBN 1095-323X.

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In this paper, we present a concept study to facilitate maintenance of an operating aircraft based on its lifelong collected data, called Digital Twin. It demonstrates a damage assessment scenario on a real aircraft component. We propose a graphical user interface that contains menu-guided instructions and inspection documentation to increase the efficiency of manual processes. Furthermore, experts located at different sites can join via a virtual session. By inspecting a 3D model of the aircraft component, they can see synchronized information from a Digital Twin database. With Augmented Reality glasses, the Microsoft HoloLens, a Digital Twin can be experienced personally. In the inspector's view, the 3D model of the Digital Twin is directly superimposed on the physical component. This Mixed Reality Vision can be used for inspection purposes. Any inspection related information can be directly attached to the component. For example, damage locations are marked by the inspector on the component's surface and are stored in the Digital Twin database. Our scenario demonstrates how new information can be derived from the combination of collected data and analyses from the Digital Twin database. This information is used to maintain the continued airworthiness of the aircraft. Feedback from domain related engineers confirm that our interface has an enormous potential for solving current maintenance problems in the aviation industry. Additionally, our study provides ideas for the integration of further analysis functions into the interface.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/128785/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration in Aircraft Maintenance Tasks
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Utzig, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8532-8886UNSPECIFIED
Gerndt, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0409-8573UNSPECIFIED
Date:2 March 2019
Journal or Publication Title:2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Augmented Reality, Remote Collaboration, Maintenance, Digital Twin
Event Title:IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
Event Location:Big Sky, MT, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 March 2019
Event End Date:9 March 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - OOS: Virtual Reality [SY], L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Composite Technology
Deposited By: Gerndt, Dr.rer.nat. Andreas
Deposited On:23 Dec 2019 11:26
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:32

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