USAF Looks to “Game” CSAR Tasks  

By James T. McKenna | December 28, 2007

Drawing in part on advances in video-game technology, U.S. Air Force researchers are pursuing development of an integrated visual and aural environment to help teams more effectively rescue downed troops. The Air Force Research Laboratory has hired SAIC and daytaOhio to develop an "integrated visualization platform" to improve human performance and the use of sensor information in search and rescue situations. That effort aims to provide commanders an integrated, virtual view of the rescue mission with imagery from a building, a helicopter, or an unmanned aerial vehicle meshed with sensor and other information. Commanders could then forward information to search teams in the form of directional audio signals.


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