Interactive Media Systems, TU Vienna

Immersive interface technologies for life-cycle human-oriented activities in interactive aircraft-related virtual products

Research project in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Keywords: interaction, virtual cockpit, Visualization, immersion, virtual cabin.

About this Project

Although Virtual Reality (VR) has demonstrated a significant potential for interactive applications on product and process development, the proven quality of the underlying technologies is still far from satisfying the real-life needs of aerospace industrial practice. VISION aims to specify and develop key interface features in fundamental cornerstones of VR technology, namely in immersive visualization and interaction, so as to improve the flexibility, the performance and cost efficiency of human-oriented life cycle procedures, related to critical aircraft-related virtual products (e.g. virtual cockpit, virtual cabin etc.).

The upstream research roadmap of VISION will involve a) specific human-oriented developments on simulation features, such as the visual perception, the real-time rendering, the markerless body tracking, the smart objects interaction, the interaction metaphors, b) an integration of the features in a common IT platform, and c) a validation based on test cases focused on specific aircraft-related virtual products.

The achievements of VISION will enhance the credibility of the human-in-the loop aircraft-related VR simulations. They will further enhance the engineering context of the aircraft-related virtual products by enabling their increased use for activities, such as design verification, ergonomics validation, specifications of equipment displays, operational and situational training. The VISION project aims to develop new technology in support of the design and virtual prototyping of critical aircraft-related products. It will improve the human-oriented functionality and usage of these virtual products along their life-cycle. Thus, it addresses the "Design Systems & Tools" and "Human Factors" Call topics. The Consortium of VISION includes representatives from all major stakeholders, including end users, research partners and VR IT vendors. VISION is supported by the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN)

Project Partners

Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken), University of Patras, VTT (Espoo), EADS, EADS

Funding provided by

European Commission; FP7 I.7 COOPERATION Transport (including Aeronautics) (Call FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1)

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