ARToolkit Online Documentation
- H. Kato
- HIT Lab NZ at http://www.hitl.washington.edu…
Augmented Reality (AR) helps create information-enriched, real-time environments that are close to the real world. This paper discusses a unique defense planning tool that has been developed as a technology demonstrator with systems and applications in AR. This tool has a direct link to the planning aspect of strategy development. It is expected that this will serve as a very useful tool for testing the concepts of defense strategic planning. It has features that can simulate an actual war-zone situation, which can help to test the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed defense strategies in real-time. Post simulation analysis of these strategies can help to modify the defense strategy (if needed) and strengthen the on-ground capacities and capabilities of the defense forces for mitigating the perceived threats from the enemy. It is a versatile tool, which can be further adapted to develop strategies that will help in minimizing the impact of natural calamities in zones which are prone to recurrent floods and seismic disturbances, thus contributing to improved disaster preparedness and management.