Raytheon Developing Next-Gen Human/Machine Interface for Armored Ground Vehicles

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing new technology to provide comprehensive situational awareness to troops inside windowless armored vehicles, as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program.

The goal of GXV-T is to improve the mobility and survivability of armored vehicles without adding more armor and weight. DARPA is funding advanced technology development in four related areas: mobility enhancement, agility for survivability, crew augmentation and signature management. Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing crew-augmenting technologies.

"Our team is developing a virtual experience that gives the crews of armored military vehicles greater awareness of what's going on outside the vehicle, while also reducing their vulnerability to attack," said David Diller, GXV-T program manager for Raytheon BBN. "We're creating a three-dimensional model of the environment in real time that gives users views of their outside environment that would not normally be possible from inside the vehicle."

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The Raytheon BBN technology uses lidar data to create a 3D model of the environment, employing high-definition video to produce a detailed, natural rendering of the surroundings. Additional sensors provide the precise location of any incoming hostile fire, while blue-force position updates locate friendly forces. Presenting all this sensor data in a natural, intuitive interface improves situational awareness while reducing the workload for the crew and allowing them to focus on the most relevant threats and challenges.

Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company.

Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Oct 10, 2016