Air Control and Situation Awareness X-Reality platform

INFORMATION


  • PRODUCT SERIES Demonstration software
  • PRODUCT NAME Control4X
  • RELEASE DATE June-2018
  • STATUS beta release
  • Cathegory volumetric 3D software products

Introduction

Historically, as no alternative competitive technologies were available, for tasks related to air traffic control and military mission control, 2D displays have been utilized. As the conventional 2D display is capable of displaying relatively limited information, these limitations have been transferred to the process operators and coordinators which observe the on-screen information.


Advantages of using Multi-plane Volumetric 3D Image Displays:

  • Allows to visualize highly complex 3D data sets in geospatial relevance
  • Up to 40% faster situation awareness conclusions and decision
  • Eliminate accommodation-vergence conflict for 3D images – substantially reduce eye stress and eye fatigue – allow operators work longer hours and longer professional career without eye vision degradation

Download marketing brief: MPN-2018-24-MISSON-CONTROL.pdf

Air Control and Situation Awareness X-Reality platform – Control4X


LightSpace Technologies Air Control and Situation Awareness platform Control4X is a demonstration system that visualizes air traffic management, rescue and military mission tasks, and commonly used assets is 3D image visualization form. In its essence, Control4X represents complex X-Reality (Cross Reality) system which is implemented using volumetric spatial data representation with visualization onto front view x-Series and Bench Top surface s-Series multiplane volumetric 3D image displays.

Air Control and Situation Awareness X-Reality platform Control4X in real-time fuses and visualizes complex geo-spatial data in a form of a surface, subsurface and seabed 3D maps that can be overlaid with the real-time streamed sensor data from surface and subsurface Radar, Lidar, SAR (synthetic aperture radar), hyper spectrum satellite and drone captured imagery. Platform visualizes and traces virtual flying or floating, surface or subsurface assets like aircraft, drones, ships, and subs that are displayed at proper altitudes, 3D coordinates and also at subsurface depths. At defined viewpoints platform displays immersed real-time treaming 2D video feeds.

Such rich datasets displayed in the multi-plane 3D display in connection with geo-spatial data greatly expands the spatial awareness and consequently increases confidence of the process controller. Also, it has been proved by scientific study that situation recognition and decision speed increases by up to 40% in comparison to 2D display systems.

Main features and benefits

All the visualized assets have been visualized in reference to quasi-rectangular coordinates of visualized segment provided by geo-spatial information in form of 3D maps with the landscape with elevation information. Subsurface objects and seabed profile can be visualized in 3D if required by a task. In addition to basic landscape and seabed layouts atmospheric (weather), objects can be visualized at required altitudes. Flying assets and their traces which would normally intersect on 2D maps – would be visualized in 3D as avoiding each other with clearly observable separation at different altitudes (image layers).

Aircraft climb or descent or any other changes of flight direction can be conveyed by changing the angular position of an aircraft 3D body or by any other means – for example, displaying projected trajectories making
early detection of intersecting of closely spaced trajectories an easy task.

As visualization image segment includes all required 3D space, additional control objects, like shapes of certain 3D areas – flight corridors or no-fly 3D segments, can be easily fused into the 3D scenery. Equally important for mission control are a visualization of floating and submersed assets.

Control4X can display the visualization of floating and submersed objects for example aircraft carriers or submarines. Due to the 2D image limits those objects can only be seen when output in multi-plane 3D format to multi-plane 3D image display. Equally well visualization can be used for displaying of positions, movements of surface or submerged assets, such as ships, submarines, underwater objects in relation to surface and seabed terrain.

An example screen shot illustrates of an oversized aircraft carrier model and submarine pointer positions. When viewing such a scene in multi-plane 3D display it is quite easy to see and capture each submersed and surface asset at its 3-dimensional position. Provided that speed of finding and tracing of flying and surface assets in 3-dimensional view is up to 40% faster it also provides operator abilities to control more complex missions.

Additionally to sensor information about the position of certain assets very likely there are important real-time video feeds received from drones, satellites or any other sources that require to be monitored. Control4X provides means that such 2D video feeds can be placed within the 3D scenery at relevant positions as small embedded 2D screens. Some of the real-time imagery can be overlaid over static 3D topographic maps to provide a live update of terrain or assets located at the terrain.

Such rich datasets displayed in the multi-plane 3D display in connection with geo-spatial data greatly expands
the spatial awareness and consequently increases confidence of the process controller. Also, it has been proved by scientific study that situation recognition and decision speed of operator with volumetric 3D displays increases by up to 40% in comparison to 2D display systems and allows the person to control more complex missions.

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