Virginia Beach, VA – 05 Mar, 2019 – Vectrona has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop innovative mixed reality (MR) technology training solutions for the US Air Force. The effort is being led by AFWERX under the sponsorship of Headquarters Air Force and Air Education and Training Command with the goal of creating innovations in training to enhance warfighting readiness. Vectrona is collaborating with training and readiness leaders from across the Air Force to assess the effectiveness of their Augmented Cognition Environment (ACE) system in filling current training and readiness gaps.
Vectrona systems engineers and subject matter experts are working with a range of Air Force missions and users including munitions and armament specialists and student F-16 pilots. ACE enables web-based knowledge management and sharing using handheld and wearable devices, including content creation and seamless sharing of 3D models, technical orders, safety information, images, video and other media. ACE will enable Airmen to rapidly acquire and transfer knowledge with flexibility and ease leading to optimize use of training resources, improve performance and enhance safety.
Joe Gelardi, Vectrona, CEO said “We’re extremely proud to partner with the Air Force and look forward to putting powerful technology tools into the hands of Airmen across the force.”