Saturday, March 27, 2021

Tyndall trying virtual reality

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Tyndall Air Force base near Panama City, Fla., is testing out new virtual reality technology at the "installation of the future." Tyndall, heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018, is the first  Air Force base to use a digital copy of a real-world place during its rebuilding. The technology uses drones, lasers, and camera suits to create an accurate map of a place, resulting in a virtual reality that helps make repairs more quickly and efficiently. "The digital twin will help inform decision-makers and leaders here on the base, with respect to facilities management, planning, workforce planning, security vulnerabilities," said Lowell Usrey, Tyndall's integration division chief. The virtual reality training aspect will help military members train for high-risk situations, without the actual risk. (Source: WJHG/WECP, 03/26/21)