GearsCustomer: United States Army Geospatial Center (AGC)

Dates: 2005 to 2008

Funding: $848,373.83

Description: Primordial developed a geographically-enabled augmented reality system (GEARS) for dismounted soldiers, which overlays tactical cues in a soldier's helmet-mounted display (HMD).  The system was designed to leverage the Land Warrior's software framework by converting overhead maps into augmented reality views, whereas the existing Land Warrior system offered only overhead map views.  For example, instead of displaying spot reports as text messages, GEARS displayed an arrow pointing toward a reported enemy's location.  The system improved a soldier’s situational awareness on a battlefield by displaying tactical geospatial intelligence as well as navigation information in a HMD or handheld.