Military Embedded Systems

Big data to populate immersive environments through Army XR research


October 30, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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ADELPHI, Md. U.S. Army researchers developed a system that populates immersive environments with complex, heterogeneous data, intended to allow warfighters to retrieve relevant information quickly in support of mission-critical decisions.

According to the lab, this work by the laboratory is unique in that it is one of the first to focus on creating a cross-reality (XR) common operating environment that is designed to enable interoperability between commercial-off-the-shelf XR systems and program of record systems, heterogeneous sensors, and big data analytics over a secure, encrypted network.

Augmented-, mixed-, and virtual-reality, or XR, enables researchers to analyze how virtual elements can coexist with the physical world to create an information space that crosses the cyber and physical domains.

Researchers claim that by linking the Accelerated User Reasoning: Operations, Research, and Analysis for Cross Reality, or auroraXR, system with the Elastic Stack, a big-data analytics architecture used throughout the Department of Defense, industry and academia, scientists, and engineers are now able to populate immersive environments with complex, heterogeneous data.

The system was developed by Stormfish Scientific Corporation, which is under contract with the laboratory.


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