Video: SU-57 Assembly Plant with Augmented Reality – Two videos of the assembly of the Su-57 fighter jet at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant using augmented reality technology have appeared on the Internet.
Video: SU-57 Assembly Plant with Augmented Reality
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – The video was filmed back on March 24 this year but hit the Net only now. Western experts claim that American technology is used in the assembly of Russia’s newest fifth-generation fighter Su-57.
AR technology in this case works with the help of QR codes attached to various assemblies of the Su-57. The corresponding algorithm superimposes generated digital images that tell workers where certain parts and components are located.
According to Defence Blog, Microsoft’s HoloLens glasses are used in the process of assembling the Russian fighter jet.
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Also, AR allows seeing virtual cables and connectors, internal rivets, and fixing points. An augmented reality touchscreen menu allows the user to select various parameters of the manufacturing process, as well as providing safety tips and other important information.
A similar, though not augmented reality approach is used in the production of the American F-35 Lightning II. There, light projectors show technicians where to place screws and other elements.
Both the Russian and American methods guarantee that the stealth fighter will be assembled in accordance with the highest standards. And if for an ordinary airplane the wrong tapping of the propeller hole does not play a significant role, in this case, the slightest deviation can negatively affect the performance.
These videos, the author notes, demonstrate the potential of using AR as a fundamental part of the assembly. Augmented reality can increase the efficiency and productivity of the process, allow any material defects to be identified, and simplify the machining. It would also be a valuable tool for training new employees and would ultimately accelerate the pace of production of the Su-57.