Augmented Reality for the US Air Force

  • Amber GilbertEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9740)


Increasing weapon system manufacturing complexity, combined with decreasing United States Department of Defense budgets and an aging manufacturing workforce, require a paradigm shift in how the US Air Force provides training and work instructions in manufacturing and maintenance environments. The Air Force Research Lab’s Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies group seeks to develop and demonstrate industrial applications leveraging wearable technologies and augmented reality to achieve this shift and enable the Air Force’s vision of the “Factory of the Future.” This paper will describe the steps already taken and expected future efforts in this area.


Augmented reality Mixed reality Wearables US air force Digital work instructions Manufacturing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Air Force Research Lab, Materials and Manufacturing DirectorateManufacturing and Industrial Technologies DivisionDaytonUSA

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