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Augmented Reality for Massive Particle Distribution

Bahnmüller, Anna and Wulkop, Jan and Gilg, Jonas and Schanz, Daniel and Schröder, Andreas and Albuquerque, Georgia and Gerndt, Andreas (2021) Augmented Reality for Massive Particle Distribution. GI VR/AR 2021, Sep. 9-10, 2021, Virtual (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin). doi: 10.18420/vrar2021_9.

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Official URL: https://dl.gi.de/handle/20.500.12116/38694


Understanding the behavior of aerosol particles remains a key concern especially during the current corona pandemic times. In this paper, we present a method for visualizing the distribution of aerosol particles in augmented reality (AR) using the Microsoft Hololens device. We use this technology to obtain better spatial perception of particles in the real world which are invisible to the naked eye. As a case study, we show the flow field of exhaled aerosols with and without wearing a mask. To do this, we first measure the particle flow under laboratory conditions. Then we trace a certain amount of exhaled particles. Using the particle system component of the Unity game engine, our AR application also takes each particle's 3D position into consideration. Furthermore, 3 different particle visualization approaches are evaluated to develop the ability to visualize the maximum number of particles on Microsoft HoloLens without compromising on visual quality. Finally, we were able to show virtual particles in the real world. Without mask they propagate forward and with mask they ascend. With an optimized implementation, we achieved a simultaneous display of nearly 80,000 moving particles at an average rate of 35 frames per second.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146848/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:BEST PAPER AWARD
Title:Augmented Reality for Massive Particle Distribution
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bahnmüller, AnnaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0041-046X
Schröder, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6971-9262
Albuquerque, GeorgiaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4510-3383
Gerndt, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0409-8573
Date:September 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Particle system, Visualization, Augmented Reality, Microsoft HoloLens 2
Event Title:GI VR/AR 2021
Event Location:Virtual (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin)
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:Sep. 9-10, 2021
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 - Tasks SISTEC
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Experimental Methods, GO
Institute for Software Technology
Deposited By: Bahnmüller, Anna
Deposited On:08 Dec 2021 09:42
Last Modified:25 Jul 2022 09:01

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