NASA STTR 2022-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
22-1- T11.06-2398
Subtopic Title:
Extended Reality (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Hybrid Reality)
Proposal Title:
Shared immersive XR Hyper-Realistic Environment for Extravehicular Activity Surface Operations

Small Business Concern

Tietronix Software, Inc.
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 461-9300                                                                                                                                                                                

Research Institution:

University of Houston
212 E. Cullen Building, TX 77204 - 2015
(713) 743-5785                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Jose Daniel Velazco-Garcia
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 461-9300                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Sicilia Liranzo
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, TX 77058 - 2794
(832) 557-1170                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
Begin: 2
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

The proposed innovation is to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a shared VR and AR world with photorealistic rendering of large-scale environment. The need for advanced extended immersive reality is critical in order to support future Lunar and Martian space missions training. 
NASA JSC has been using Virtual Reality for many years to train the astronauts in limited world space, for instance the interior of an ISS module, the robotics arm of both Shuttle and Station. The Artemis missions will challenge the current set of VR training capabilities and will require the move to a greater virtual world realism, to a more collaborative work environment, to a mix of multiple modalities and to the use of the continuously improving VR and AR headsets.  Tietronix is proposing to develop a framework and associated artifacts development tools and workflow that provide a photorealistic multi-user multi-modality shared environment. We foresee the capability of our framework to enable AR and VR users’ collaboration, and to provide a wider set of interactions and use cases as compared to immersive VR alone.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Complex assembly and maintenance tasks in space operational environments 
NASA Gateway missions
NASA Artemis program
Lunar Rover Training
Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) project 
Scientific Hybrid Reality Environment (SHyRE) project
Joint Augmented Reality Visual Informatics System (JARVIS)

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Automotive assembly training
Airline pilot training
Power plant systems 
Solar electrical generating plants operator and field technicians training
Department of Defense (DoD) large complex systems training

Duration:     13

Form Generated on 05/25/2022 16:20:45