Aerospace & Defense

Augmented Reality Binoculars


SRI International researchers have developed an augmented reality (AR) binocular system to allow long-range, high-precision augmentation of live telescopic imagery with aerial and terrain-based synthetic objects, vehicles, people, and effects. The technology has been successfully demonstrated as part of a live simulated training system, in which synthetic aircrafts, ground vehicles, and weapon effects are combined with real-world scenes. The concept includes a helmet-mounted AR sensor package, backpack-worn AR processor, and AR HMD display. The design of the system is based on using two different cameras with wide-field-of-view and narrow-field-of-view lenses enclosed in a binocular shaped shell.