Flashback to one of DS2’s Modeling and Simulation projects: the Virtual Reality (VR) Volumetric Mixer!
The Virtual Reality (VR) Volumetric Mixer is a virtual reality training app made for the Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC) that teaches users how to operate the machinery used to cap patches on damaged airfields in the Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) process. The user operates the volumetric mixer equipment using virtual knobs, levers, and buttons that reflect the real-world hardware.
The app can be launched in standalone mode, or as a companion module to our Command & Control Airfield Damage Repair Simulator (C2 ADR Sim).
This project is a proof-of-concept that shows how vehicle and equipment operators can be trained anywhere, anytime, with no personal risk and no risk of damaging real-world equipment. Training virtually saves time and money and keeps operators safe while they are still learning how to use tools that could cause harm or be costly to fix if operated improperly.
We developed this application in the Unity game engine using their newest virtual reality plugins, targeting the Oculus Rift S headset. In the future, we would like to expand to other virtual reality headsets such as the Meta Quest 2 headset or the Microsoft HoloLens 2, which we use for AugNav and supports eye and hand tracking.
Check it out: https://vimeo.com/685539795?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=97237362
Niceville, Florida - DS2 is proud to announce the launch of the Virtual Sand Table (VST): an automated, scalable, and streamlined solution to antiquated Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) training processes.
Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2), as a team member under Belle Artificial Intelligence Corporation, participated in a four-week Automated Analytics Virtual Sprint. SOFWERX, in concert with USSOCOM Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF), hosted this event to identify technologies that are relevant to assist with automated analytics during Phase 0 Irregular Warfare (IW) operations.
Dynamic Software Solutions was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract from the US Small Business Administration through their SBIR program for the proposal “Integration of Geospatial, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies.” This project is responsive to the Air Force’s needs for an autonomous system to ingest data streams from various platforms/systems utilizing 2- and 3-dimensional data, geospatial data (raster & vector), AR & VR data, and audio data within the US Air Force Command and Control (C2) Simulator.
DS2 was awarded a follow-on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract to further develop on the work during the Phase I for the “Integration of Geospatial, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies” topic.
DS2 attended the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando to learn more about the cutting edge of simulation and training technology.
DS2 geared up for STEM education this past Saturday by hosting a Game Changers event with the HSU Educational Foundation. The Game Changers is a program that provides interactive, shared science and technology events for local families to inspire and encourage critical thinking and problem solving within the STEM community. Business and educational opportunities such as these sparks conversations among family members and provides an avenue for participants to apply educational principles to real world applications. DS2 was proud to take part in an event this year for the chance to excite kids about the wonderful world of programming! With the help of DS2 team members, Game-changers experienced hands-on activities learning about robotics, the Unity game engine, VR, and Android development.