Monday, March 28, 2011

DARPA creates Interactive 3-D Holographic Display

Long gone are the days of pushing plastic armies around hand-drawn maps. Today’s military planners deserve technology of the future, and that means nothing less than 3-D holograms will do. Luckily, we have DARPA, ever-ready to step in with a solution. The Urban Photonic Sandtable Display (UPSD) allows up to 20 participants to simultaneously view and manipulate the 360-degree, 3-D image on the table, without having to wear 3-D glasses. Similar to what many Star Wars recall, the holographic meetings now a reality.



The display can be expanded to as large as six feet, and has a visual depth of up to 12 inches. UPSD is also interactive – battle planners can freeze, rotate and zoom in on the images. They can also print out two-dimensional representations of the 3-D data (seen above) that troops can carry with them on their missions.
Zebra Imaging won the contract to create the technology for UPSD, and DARPA is using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems for the data. The technology is not field-ready yet but has been demonstrated and is now being installed in Army and Air Force research centers.

Credit to popsci

52 comments:

Octopus said...

Can't wait for this to come out.

cokesyrup said...

One step closer to a personal holo-deck!

Lemmiwinks said...

great post. following you

Mo said...

good blog!
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Reviews! said...

Awesome, they still need to make a floating skateboard.

WizWayne said...

wow that looks sick sweet stuff

MuteMath Fan (& news junkie too!) said...

I have a friend that works for Panasonic in TV design. He said we'll have production 3D TVs that dont require glasses in 2015.

Stewart A said...

Amazing stuff. Added to my follow list x

SOMS said...

wow would like to have that

Antonio said...

dear santa...

David said...

Wow that is really cool.

Glovey said...

This is just plain awesome! Love it!

PowhatanAve said...

interesting! will follow. + follower

James said...

Is true that there is a second version of the Apple iPad 64GB wifi 3G that's being release last month?

mikkello said...

Holographic, wow. Thats the future!

Lorek said...

cool!

Rob said...

so good and funny! followed!

Icepax_Nmir said...

that's unbelievable... Amazing what they create these days...
followed!

Donal said...

Can you buy these on ebay? :P

amBored said...

holohraphic :o this sound so sci-fi +followed

Kboy71 said...

gadgets out the bucket!

igottcha dawg

Jake said...

COOL :O

Flames said...

That looks soooooo cool.

Barbz said...

This look pretty awesome. +follow

Tweeks Coffee said...

great post. following!

Nate said...

wow so much potential

Mike said...

Amazing! I love the way technology is progressing. If only I could live a hundred year in the future, what would we see?

Clint Mullins said...

Its only a matter of time before people will start thinking 2d images are archaic and weird. lol. The new black and white.

Nemo said...

i remember as a kid when i thought all of that stuff was science "fiction" its a trip to think how far we've come in just two decades

DynamiteGanja said...

This is awesome I heard they are coming out with hologram harddrives in the near future for storage.

doomsday said...

This is truly amazing, bro!

251 Williams said...

Really interested in some of the nitty gritty tech stuff, keep it up.

RocknRole said...

AWESOME BLOG keep up the good work

taio said...

cool

Legit said...

That is ridiculous! One step close to these things being personal.

+Followed!

TIFOTI said...

I love technology. So crazy.

John said...

That's crazy dude @_@

mious said...

wow, that's cool!

antigrafik said...

great read dude, keep it up...following ya

Barbz said...

pretty awesome great read. +follow

OatmealStout said...

I wonder when they'll use this technology for video games :P

Gino6 said...

Can't wait for this to happen ! I'm so into 3D since the first ELSA systems. Following mate keep me informed.

Forctis said...

Wow that's impressive!

kintum said...

wow!!!

BrAd? said...

Woah, this looks awesome.

laycat said...

This is amazing. Surprisingly I was think about this technology the other day, wondering when 3D projections without glasses would be possible, and you've just answered my question. Incredible.

BennyBeatz said...

this is sick, pretty bad ass i must say.

Ronald said...

I like 3d stuff.

Al3xaG said...

This sounds amazing to big architectural projects

Athanasian Echo said...

It'll only be a matter of time before Star Wars stops being fiction and becomes a true prophecy.

Splattercore said...

That is amazing, I will be following.

Christopher J. Chambers said...

Most awesome thing ever!

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