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Virtual Reality (VR) Volumetric Mixer

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. 


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