This research will be immediately useful to the NASA JSC Hybrid Reality Laboratory (HRL), which will use our software to guide users through their ISS models and train users on interacting with these models. There are also applications for augmented reality on-board ISS, including applications of the HoloLens and tablet browser to procedure execution. This research can have immediate application to ISS operations because there are several iPads already on ISS and a Microsoft HoloLens. We are also integrating with NASA?s Dynamic On-board Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) system to assist in training for EVA and ROBO operations. PRIDE is being evaluated for use by ground operators for the Resource Prospector robotic mission to the moon being jointly developed by NASA JSC and ARC. Finally, we will work with NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) to identify applications for this work including analog test environments.
TRACLabs is already selling PRIDE as a commercial product with a major oil field services company as a launch customer. PRIDE is being field-tested at several sites world-wide before deployment in actual operations in mid-2017. Augmented reality would immediately increase the effectiveness of the PRIDE software by providing hands-free assistance in performing complex and dangerous procedures. TRACLabs expects additional customers in the oil and gas industry will deploy PRIDE once it has been proven effective. A major chemical manufacturer is also performing a pilot project in their plants using PRIDE for complex operations. In these cases, a heads-up display like the HoloLens or the DAQRI could be very useful in field environments In all of these cases, we will offer augmented reality systems as an ``add-on'' to the existing PRIDE software we deliver. Thus, we can immediately move this research out into industry by leveraging our existing PRIDE user base.