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AR in Defense Shipbuilding

May 28

02:50 PM - 03:10 PM

Description

Bath Iron Works and Electric Boat are two large shipbuilders that are actively involved in deploying AR applications for direct manufacturing. This presentation will highlight some of the long history of advanced visualization technologies used in ship design. We will move on to more recent developments in the use of AR in the shipyard. We will discuss some of the unique challenges of doing R&D in the defense industry, and the difficulties of moving new technologies into a production setting. Both shipyards are part of the larger General Dynamics Corporation (GD). We will share lessons learned in the establishment of an XR working group across all the business units of GD, and some success stories of collaboration. Finally, we will show some examples of AR applications we are fielding in production, and touch on future plans.

Speakers

Principal Technologist , Bath Iron Works Corp
Principal Engineer , Electric Boat Corp

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