Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Airport Environment

Next-generation wireless technologies support wearable devices with increasing capabilities in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). There is a lack of awareness about the potential of these technologies in airports, but it is believed they can be used to generate value for stakeholders in many applications, including customer service, aircraft maintenance, surveillance, training, and airport planning. It is relevant to explore the benefits and risks of AR and VR technology to ensure preparedness by airports and their stakeholders (including tenants and airlines) in terms of technology infrastructure and established processes. The objectives of this research are to develop (1) a guide to help airports understand AR and VR technologies and their potential in an airport setting and (2) a plan for accommodating AR and VR technologies at airport facilities.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 07-26

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    McDonald III, Edward

  • Start Date: 20230808
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889756
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 07-26
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2023 6:59AM