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US Army research seeks to overcome AR limitations

13th January 2021 - 12:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

New techniques developed by the US Army Research Laboratory enable optronic devices to be enhanced and improve target acquisition for dismounted troops.

Soldier situational awareness improvement efforts are essential for the US Army, as shown by programmes such as the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) which employs a combination of technologies and AR capabilities in a wearable device.

While IVAS development continues, a study from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is using AR to develop a new technique for enhancing optronic devices.

The new approach uses low-contrast dimming to overcome bright ambient daylight, thereby allowing dismounted troops to acquire targets more efficiently.

ARL neuroscience researcher Chou Hung explained to Shephard that the study focuses on scenarios  where there is a large

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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