augmented reality
 

Andrey L. Gorbunov, PhD., MSTUCA | a.gorbunov(at)mstuca.aero

     
Russian
PROBLEM    
Nowadays the training of airside drivers is realized using traditional means (tutorials, posters, computer tests etc.) i.e. outside of real environment. This is the reasonable approach since there is no way to train drivers on the flying fields of todayТs big airports without the risk of a crash. But the training procedures of this kind can not be high effective.
 
 
SOLUTION    
The progress of the augmented reality (AR) technology allows to avoid the mentioned drawback. This technology combines the real world and virtual objects created by a computer. The project goal is creating a training system for airsides drivers (TSAD) which allows a trainee to pass the tests taking part safely in the real traffic on the flying field.

   
 
TSAD based on the augmented reality could be briefly described as follows:
 
   





The car driving simulator is deployed in a premise with the view to the part of a flying field where a trainee has to exercise. A trainee sees the real airport and the virtual car to drive by means of augmented reality head worn helmet. The project goal is creating TSAD which allows a trainee to pass the tests taking part safely in the real traffic on the flying field.

   



Another variant: a driver drives the real car and maneuvers near the real aircraft. An exterior viewer may see the real world picture with the virtual car. ->
 
 
Novelty and advantages

FULLY REALISTIC ENVIRONMENT Ц any training situations can be safely created on the real flying field.

MOBILITY - quick ( < 0.5 h) deployment.

COST Ц about ten times cheaper than the existing solutions

 
 
Implementation results

TRAINING INTENCIFICATION Ц training at the workplace in any airport.

TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS INCREASE Ц because of the training environment realism and decrease of the cost.

PRIORITY Ц at the present time there is no analogous TFFCD. RU patent pending.

 
       
© A. L. Gorbunov, 2011 | a.gorbunov(at)mstuca.aero