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Immersive interface technologies for life-cycle human-oriented activities in interactive aircraft-related virtual products

Objective

"Although Virtual Reality (VR) has demonstrated a significant potential for interactive applications on product and process development, the proven quality of the underlying technologies is still far from satisfying the real-life needs of aerospace industrial practice. VISION aims to specify and develop key interface features in fundamental cornerstones of VR technology, namely in immersive visualization and interaction, so as to improve the flexibility, the performance and cost efficiency of human-oriented life cycle procedures, related to critical aircraft-related virtual products (e.g. virtual cockpit, virtual cabin etc.). The upstream research roadmap of VISION will involve a) specific human-oriented developments on simulation features, such as the visual perception, the real-time rendering, the markerless body tracking, the smart objects interaction, the interaction metaphors, b) an integration of the features in a common IT platform, and c) a validation based on test cases focused on specific aircraft-related virtual products. The achievements of VISION will enhance the credibility of the human-in-the loop aircraft-related VR simulations. They will further enhance the engineering context of the aircraft-related virtual products by enabling their increased use for activities, such as design verification, ergonomics validation, specifications of equipment displays, operational and situational training. The VISION project aims to develop new technology in support of the design and ‘virtual prototyping’ of critical aircraft-related products. It will improve the human-oriented functionality and usage of these virtual products along their life-cycle. Thus, it addresses the ""Design Systems & Tools"" and ""Human Factors"" Call topics. The Consortium of VISION includes representatives from all major stakeholders, including end users, research partners and VR IT vendors. VISION is supported by the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN)"

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 451 600
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Mavrikios (Dr.)

Participants (5)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 693
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis (Mr.)
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 197 099
Address
2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnes Robert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 349 200
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philipp Slusallek (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 163 362
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katri Kurvinen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 145 760
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Breiteneder (Prof.)