Rockwell to launch new mixed reality training system at Avalon 2017


Rockwell Collins is set to launch a new mixed reality training system, named Coalescence, at the Avalon aerospace and defence exhibition in Australia.

The new Coalescence mixed reality system facilitates mixed reality training for air, land and sea domains.

This training system uses Rockwell Collins EP-80 PC Image Generator software on a commercial gaming PC, allowing trainees to interact with items in their actual environment while still immersed in virtual reality.

Instructors are able to provide feedback quickly during training scenarios, Rockwell stated.

The system's 3D audio spatialisation uses head-related transfer functions to provide accurate spatial situational awareness.

Rockwell Collins Asia-Pacific vice-president and managing director Jim Walker said: “Our strong relationship with the Australian Air Force is the result of working together to create integrated, connected and joint solutions that keep warfighters and citizens safe.

"We're bringing these capabilities to light at the Avalon Air Show by demonstrating our latest innovations that map to our customers goals of increasing interoperability and cost-sensitivity.”

“Our strong relationship with the Australian Air Force is the result of working together to create integrated, connected and joint solutions that keep warfighters and citizens safe."

The company will host a live, virtual and constructive (LVC) demonstration connecting its booth in Geelong, Australia, with the company’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US.

Rockwell will also demonstrate wideband high-frequency capability from a ground station to a C-17A aircraft, in coordination with the Royal Australian Air Force.

The company will sign a contract with Thales Australia to integrate the digital terminal control system into the integral computing system of the Hawkei protected mobility vehicle.

The Avalon show will begin on 28 February and continue through to 5 March.


Image: Coalescence mixed reality system facilitates mixed reality training for air, land and sea domains. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.