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Work in Progress: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Undergraduate Research in Augmented Reality Systems

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Multidisciplinary Engineering Design II

Tagged Division

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Page Count

9

DOI

10.18260/1-2--33584

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https://peer.asee.org/33584

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153

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Yuzhong Shen Old Dominion University

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Yuzhong Shen received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. His research interests include computer graphics, visualization, serious games, signal and image processing, and modeling and simulation. Dr. Shen is currently Professor of the Department of Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Old Dominion University. He is also affiliated with Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC). Dr. Shen is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Anthony W. Dean Old Dominion University

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Dr. Anthony W. Dean has had several roles in academia. He is currently Assistant Dean for Research, Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) at ODU. His previous appointments include Associate Professor of Engineering Technology and as Associate Director of the Institute for Ship Repair, Maintenance, and Operations at Old Dominion University (ODU).His research has focused mostly on control systems (integration and testing) and the reliability and maintainability of complex systems. He has been selected as both a NASA and an ONR Faculty Fellow. He regularly teaches courses in Marine Engineering and in Maintained Systems. Most recently Dr. Dean was on the Headquarters Staff the American Society of Naval Engineers. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering Technology, from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. Additionally, Dr. Dean received an MBA from the College of William and Mary. Prior to is academic career Dr. Dean was Director of Operations and Business Development for Clark-Smith Associates, P.C., and served as an Electrician in the US Navy aboard the USS South Carolina and the USS Enterprise.

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Xiaoyu Zhang

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Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang's research interests include high-temperature electrolysis, fuel cell, photoelectrochemical water splitting, 3D printing.

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Rafael E. Landaeta Old Dominion University

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Dr. Landaeta is an Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida, as well as, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UNITEC Venezuela. Dr. Landaeta serves as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the Batten College of Engineering & Technology.

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Edwin Merino Old Dominion University

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Jayson Carl Alberto Kreger

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Abstract

This Work-in-Progress paper presents a multidisciplinary undergraduate research project to develop an augmented reality system for the U.S. Marine Corps weapon maintenance and operation. The project utilizes low-cost, market-leading AR hardware and software to develop an interactive AR application for maintenance and operation of M16A4 rifle. The AR application contains interactive presentation and visualization of M16A4 external and internal parts and 3D animations for maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. The proposed approach can be applied to other similar weapons/equipment with minimal changes. The project will also conduct preliminary research on software framework, interface, and file structures for easy integration of different objects under the same AR application.

This project contains several major tasks: 1) 3D modeling of the weapon, including all internal and external parts to be displayed in the AR application, 2) 3D printing of the weapon mockup that only requires the external parts converted from the file format used in Task 1 and further optimization of the model for 3D printing, 3) software development in Unity that utilizes mobile devices, Microsoft HoloLens, and Vuforia to generate the AR application for weapon maintenance and operation, and 4) preliminary research on software and information architecture to support efficient development of AR applications. This paper discusses the issues, benefits, and effective approaches in designing and executing multidisciplinary undergraduate research projects.

Shen, Y., & Dean, A. W., & Zhang, X., & Landaeta, R. E., & Merino, E., & Kreger, J. C. A. (2019, June), Work in Progress: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Undergraduate Research in Augmented Reality Systems Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33584

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