Augmented Reality (AR) technology has considerably improved since its inception, and especially over the last few years, to the point of becoming a relatively reliable and potentially cost-effective tool in many fields. Significant advances have been made by software developers to improve the quality of AR tools and the hardware necessary to access these tools has become common. However, AR is mostly unknown or underused in the aviation industry, either in education and training or in professional environments. This paper aims to demonstrate the potential of AR for training and professional technical applications in aviation, especially when combined with 3D model visualization tools. The current state of AR is discussed, and a technical project showcasing AR is used as a demonstration.
& Ropp, T. D.
(2015). Using Augmented Reality and Computer-Generated Three-Dimensional Models to Improve Training and Technical Tasks in Aviation. 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 452-457.