Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Augmented Reality Sandtable (ARES)

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[Homeland Security, Science and Technology] [Darren Wilson] The Augmented Reality Sandtable

or (ARES) is the tool that

mimics the terrain in a mission space. Showing

peaks, valleys, ridges, mountains, trails and

allows groups or small units to get situational

awareness, visualize that mission space and better

prepare for whatever the mission is. [Thomas Madrid] The early ideas of the Sandtable from

our points was a phone static table that was as best as we could

develop to the terrain features. Thee typography

of the training area that we used, but we have

probably five or six different areas that we are able to train and have different types of terrain.

We would technically have to make a phone table for every area that we've trained

in and the Augmented Reality Sandtable now allows us to change the terrain

to fit the training area that we are training in at

that time. The foam Sandtable we just weren't able to do that.

[Darren]The U.S. Border Patrol Training Academy, approached us with a need to improve their

sign-cutting and tracking capabilities. Specifically with respect to

their ability to do mission pre-brief,

mission planning and after action review. [Thomas]You're able to upload maps various

areas of operation. Whether it be on the border in

a sector area or station responsibility or a training

area such as our academy. You can overlay that

picture onto the sand and it mold and move based

on the typography lines that are overlaid on the sand. After the U.S.

Border Patrol Training Academy conveyed their needs. S&T tapped it's

network of federal partners, industry, academia and other

national laboratories to see what was out there. What we call "Text Scout".

S&T decided to go with the Augmented Reality

Sandtable, because it was the perfect combination of low cost, commercial

off the shelf components. Government owned

software and the reliability that could benefit or patrol agents in the field

and at the training academy. [Thomas] Because we are able to bring the students in and have them

observe the terrain that they will be working in. We could have them come up with a

terrain analyses prior to them even running through a scenario. We could

record the scenario that they went through play it back and they could

discuss pros and cons of the type of interdiction that they used. [Darren] The Augmented

Reality Sandtable also has all sorts of enhancements and capabilities that are

coming along, including a floor projected option for briefing larger groups

or training classes. That also includes

things like the HALO Lens 2, which gives you the mixed reality capabilities where

you can actually see from any point

of view on the 3D map, what you would be looking at from that point on the

on the terrain. [Jesse Azua] Recently we've

really become engaged with Science and Technology specific and Mr. Wilson

on my part and I fee personally that we've grown

and created a great partnership, even more so here recently within

the last couple of months and I hope that continues

and were here to help each other out and it's been nothing but positive 100%.

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