Augmented Reality and 3-D Visualization Effects to Enhance Battlefield Situational Awareness
PubDate: July 2019
Teams: National Defense University
Writers: Chia-Chi MaoFei-Yi Chen
This study presents the augmented reality technology and 3D information visualization for Army’s military education to realize the interactive tactical course teaching and consider the user center research and human-computer interaction architecture as a solution to improve the common operational picture. The purpose is to improve the Army’s command and general staff officers in tactical operations to learn battlefield situational awareness to enhance interest in learning and effective decision support. We constructed a prototype augmented reality program, the traditional tactical image and symbols of war games into 3-D virtual images, Which includes military equipment, urban architecture and geography scenes and other models, teaching applications to import tactical operations, not only to break through the limitations of a traditional 2-D image, enhanced visual effects and digital technology information, revealing a more complete battlefield scene. At the same time, through virtual operation, students are more interactive. In order to verify and collect the utility and data of learning, quasi-experimental research has been used. Experiments have shown that using 3-D information Visualization for better understanding of military tasks and space environments can enhance learning interest and perception of situation awareness.