NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Integrated Display and Environmental Awareness System - System Architecture DefinitionThe Integrated Display and Environmental Awareness System (IDEAS) is an interdisciplinary team project focusing on the development of a wearable computer and Head Mounted Display (HMD) based on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components for the specific application and needs of NASA technicians, engineers and astronauts. Wearable computers are on the verge of utilization trials in daily life as well as industrial environments. The first civil and COTS wearable head mounted display systems were introduced just a few years ago and they probed not only technology readiness in terms of performance, endurance, miniaturization, operability and usefulness but also maturity of practice in perspective of a socio-technical context. Although the main technical hurdles such as mass and power were addressed as improvements on the technical side, the usefulness, practicality and social acceptance were often noted on the side of a broad variety of humans' operations. In other words, although the technology made a giant leap, its use and efficiency still looks for the sweet spot. The first IDEAS project started in January 2015 and was concluded in January 2017. The project identified current COTS systems' capability at minimum cost and maximum applicability and brought about important strategic concepts that will serve further IDEAS-like system development.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Kennedy Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Doule, Ondrej
(Florida Inst. of Technology Melbourne, FL, United States)
Miranda, David
(NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Hochstadt, Jake
(NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Date Acquired
September 14, 2017
Publication Date
September 12, 2017
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA Space Forum
Location: Orlando, FL
Country: United States
Start Date: September 12, 2017
End Date: September 14, 2017
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
No Preview Available