AFRL demonstrates new augmented reality capability to improve DAF nondestructive inspections
An Airman from the U.S. Air Force’s 19th Maintenance Group prepares to perform a virtual bolt hole eddy current inspection using the Augmented Reality for Nondestructive Evaluation, or ARNE, system at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, in December 2022. ARNE utilizes augmented reality, or AR, a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image onto a user’s view of the real world. The system projects relevant three-dimensional hologram images onto physical aircraft parts and virtually “walks” technicians through the process of performing a BHEC procedure, a critical aircraft safety inspection used to detect the presence of fatigue cracks in DAF fleets. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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