The U.S. Navy’sÂ Naval Information Warfare Center in Charleston, S.C., has createdÂ an augmented reality-based prototype technology to help warfightersÂ detect and locate radio frequency emissions. NIWC Atlantic designedÂ the Spectrum Hunter system with an AR display for military users toÂ viewÂ information about RF waves and interact with the device throughÂ a hand gesture or a verbal command, the service branchÂ said Wednesday.
A holographic user interface works by guiding device users toward the source of emission. Active-duty service members and some representatives from the government, academic and private sectors tested the exploratory platform in different scenarios as part of a naval technology exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina last month.
“Our team is initially focusing on detecting handheld radios and will expand the scope later to detect cell phones and other devices,â Sinclair continued. âIn the future, we plan to modify it to identify RF waves emitting from enemy forces,”Â said Jessica Sinclair, an information technology specialist at NIWC Atlantic.
Sinclair and her teammembers intend to share the concept outside their organization after they received a provisional patent.