Raytheon BBN Designs Situational Awareness Interface for DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Tech Program

army-vehicleA Raytheon subsidiary has begun development work on a three-dimensional interface designed to help military personnel gain situational awareness while they are inside a  windowless armored ground vehicle.

Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing the “human-machine” interface as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies initiative, the company said Monday.

The platform will employ lidar data and high-definition videos to generate a 3-D model of a vehicle’s surroundings as well as utilize additional sensors designed to locate to locate incoming hostile fire and friendly forces, Raytheon added.

David Diller, GXV-T program manager at Raytheon BBN, said the company aims to create a virtual experience to give soldiers a view of the environment outside their vehicles.

DARPA funds the development of mobility, agility, crew augmentation and signature management technologies for armored vehicles through the GXV-T program.

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