Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and Verizon demonstrated 5G streaming for real-time visualization content on edge computing devices to advance Department of Defense (DOD) sustainment missions.
The demonstration validated three things:
- 5G at the edge for latency critical interactions of complex visualization applications such as augmented, virtual, or extended reality experiences
- Streaming of real-time, complex, 3D visualization content
- Streaming to edge compute devices including tablets, mobile, Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), and more
These technologies enable Lockheed Martin’s “Maintainer as a Node” concept, by which a connected maintainer receives all the information where, when and how it is needed in a latency-critical environment.
The companies said their collaboration enables sustainment use cases where advanced visualization capabilities are critical to supporting the maintainer with Resilient Logistics in a Contested Environment (RLCE). Examples of these use cases include:
- 3D step-based work instructions
- Augmented/virtual/extended reality content deployment
- Remote desktop of high-end, real-time, 3D applications scenarios
- Remote assistance and other 3D graphically intensive applications
“Streaming is the future, and through our strategic collaboration with Verizon, together we’re advancing crucial 21st Century Security technologies that drive speed, efficiency, quality and reliability where our customers need it most,” said Marc O’Brien, senior manager of Virtual Prototyping at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.