Eyekon: Distributed Augmented Reality for Soldier Teams
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SYSTEMS INC PAPILLION NE
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The battlefield is a place of violence ruled by uncertainty. Timely knowledge of whats happening around a soldier can mean the difference between life and death. The goals of an enhanced mobile infantry are becoming a reality due, in part, to the U.S. Armys 21st Century Land Warrior LW program. However, the current system does not provide a head up display capability like that provided by today s avionics. When the soldier employs the weapon, he should see objects easily distinguishable as friendly or not, as well as enemy locations. The Eyekon project is an intelligent agent-based decision support system hosted on the soldier s wearable computer. Eyekon will use the soldier s private network to provide a perspective view in the weapon sight. This will naturally draw the warrior to the most desirable target. There are many performance and human factors issues to address before the concept can be used in lethal situations.
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