The ARA-developed ARC4 is outdoor on-the-move augmented reality (AR) technology that delivers heads-up situational awareness to the dismounted warfighter. Rather than looking down at a 2D map or smartphone device, the soldier sees virtual icons (e.g., navigation waypoints, blue forces, aircraft) overlaid on his real-world view. ARC4 is an AR fusion engine that incorporates advanced head tracking sensors and algorithms, network management software, and an intuitive user interface to overlay iconic information on the user’s environment. ARC4 integrates with daytime see-through displays and night-vision goggles.
ARC4 enables leap-ahead AR applications in:
Defense: Presents heads-up tactical information for on-the-move operations
Consumer Products: Object tagging and sharing for social networks
Team Coordination: Shared awareness for emergency response
Logistics & Operations: Tracking assets, personnel, and tasks for worksites
Immersive Training and Gaming: Virtual avatars and effects embedded with live operations.