The Central Florida Tech Grove is on a mission to identify the latest technology that breaks down the barriers to faster XR training solution adoption. Working with the Team Orlando commands, Tech Grove has identified key challenges that are slowing the modeling, simulation, and training community from adopting XR solutions faster with better training outcomes.

The Tech Grove is scanning for VR, AR, MR hardware, software, and training methodologies solutions that address ergonomics, ruggedization, heat, visual acuity, precision fires, individual & team placement precision, and instructional design for synthetic training environment (STE) and live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training.

“This is a long-term objective the Tech Grove will address over multiple sessions throughout the next few months with an immediate need for identifying key solutions at a technology readiness level (TRL) of three or higher,” explained Kevin Mikalsen, Central Florida Tech Grove manager. “Our first-round selection process is underway with the goal of inviting solutions from industry and academia to Tech Grove on Sept. 9 for a review with engineers, scientists, developers, and program managers from Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), U.S. Army PEO STRI, Air Force Agency for Modeling & Simulation (AFAMS) and PM TRASYS.

An industry preview of the technologies is open to the public at Tech Grove on Sept. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. The first in-person technology review will address the “Navigation and Weapon Integration” category. Technologies from these vendors seek to address the tracking, orientation, and ballistics precision ergonomically packaged to the warfighters’ gear, improving XR experiences in the classroom and the field. They are expected to dovetail into LVC and STE environments.

* Ravenswood Solutions (MARTE-O system)
* FN (VictoR)
* Xiphos (JTAC Virtual Trainer)
* Serious Simulations (Zero Drift Crew Served Weapon System, Weapons Skins)
* UCF – IST (Trigger Detection Module)
* Lockheed Martin (3D WAR)
* Banc3 (X2 Smart Glasses)

Please register here.

View/download Accelerating XR Adoption, which outlines our XR adoption challenges.

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