IVAS Allows Maximum Mission Awareness In-transit

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Source: U.S. Army, https://api.army.mil/e2/c/images/2022/01/10/22472c39/original.jpg

January 20, 2022 | Originally published by U.S. Army on January 10, 2022

CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. — Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long-range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to dismounted Soldiers. However, once onboard the vehicle, Soldiers lose visibility of what is happening around them, leaving them ill-prepared to anticipate the changing battlespace upon dismount.

In an effort to provide situational awareness while Soldiers are in transport, a cross-enterprise Army team is working to incorporate Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) technology and sensors into vehicle platforms for optimal battlefield visibility at every stage of the mission. The goggle-based IVAS display integrates digital low-light, thermal night vision, and high-resolution waveguide technology to create a mixed reality interface for the dismounted Soldier. Therefore, optimizing the system for Soldiers at every stage of a mission — including transport — is critical to ensuring success in future multi-domain operations.

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