Aechelon Technology Inc. (booth #1722) and Varjo (booth #3010) unveiled at the 2022 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) a worldwide capable Forward Deployable Virtual Sand Table proof of concept with two Varjo XR-3 units demonstrated at Varjo's booth.

This application, the fruit of an engineering collaboration between Aechelon and Varjo, enables the cooperation of multiple users against an augmented reality 3D terrain, which can be room size, suitable for future Command Control Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance (C2ISR) applications and Tactical Battle Monitors.

The Mixed Reality head-mounted displays were not directly connected to the Aechelon Image & Sensor generators, but instead detached over a high-security private Virtual Reality Cloud streaming network.

The systems represent real-time OTW, NVG, and EO/IR individually to each user's views anywhere in the world, with global high-resolution multi-spectral databases that can fill the room at the desired scale for their collaboration. Users can walk and see perspectives and occlusions from any location in the room.

The system operates in Stereo combining mixed reality cameras and rendering at 90hz for each user, with advanced compression and latency-defeating rendering technology optimized with Varjo through 200hz eye-tracking on the XR-3 units.

“We have been breaking new ground with high-quality Mixed Reality in real flight simulation use cases with Varjo," stated Javier Castellar, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Aechelon Technology Inc. "Still, our engineering teams did not stop there. We are now pushing the boundaries of what is possible for Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) by enabling secure network rendering of Whole Earth Digital Twins streamed to detached mixed and virtual reality Varjo units, Because our pre-integrated Image and Sensor Generators ecosystem already support Joint Synthetic Environments, which include advanced tactical environments with LVC, this application might add a new dimension for our government and commercial users. Thanks to our open architecture design, integrators, and Allied Governments can add their contextual data layers and symbology for their particular use case. This paves the way for creating advanced battle monitors and other potential commercial applications.”