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Augmented Reality: Boeing Used AR Building Planes in the 1990s

Augmented Reality: Boeing Used AR Building Planes in the 1990s
Written by Gary Black

Augmented Reality: Boeing Used AR Building Planes in the 1990s

Here is a review of the history of AR, in this post, you will learn about how Augmented Reality: Boeing Used AR Building Planes in the 1990s.

Boeing is a major maker of aircraft in the world today. This trip in time will revisit some manufacturing problems that the company had to overcome. Aircraft are complex in manufacturing that needed their people to process large amounts of data in their roles. CAD systems were used to process and store engineering designs.

Augmented Reality: Boeing Used AR Building Planes in the 1990s

Augmented Reality: Boeing Used AR Building Planes in the 1990s Image Credit Boeing Inc

Augmented Reality was accessed through a heads-up display combined with headset position sensing and workplace systems.

Furthermore, tracking volumes are application dependent to drill rivet holes using to span the gaps requirements, with two or more tracking technologies spanning the extremes.

HUDset Technologies

Heads-up display technology had been used for over 20 years with the traditional application being fighter pilot displays. The basic elements include an image source, relay optics, and a beamsplitter.

Moreover, in 1985 Warren Robinett and his colleagues from University of North Carolina built a see-through display and this design led to many different uses in operations.

Applications Tasks included

Connector Assembly

Electronic Panel Assembly

Maintenance

Kevlar Duct Layup

Mandrel Measurement

Formboard

Structural Riveting

The article closes pointing back to the complexities and processes involved in manufacturing aircraft. Measurement templates, diagrams, and marking devices to display over information on pieces.

Claiming an immediate result at the time was systems can be driven by standard inexpensive microprocessors and the applications are possible.

Source: Augmented Reality: An Application of Heads-Up Display Technology to Manual Manufacturing Processes
THOMAS P. CAUDELL. AND DAVID W.M IZELL

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