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Maintenance and repair support system (MARSS)
Author(s): Henry J. Girolamo; Mark A. Darty; Francis C. Wessling
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Paper Abstract

The Maintenance and Repair Support System (MARSS) is a new, revolutionary platform for mobile computing and communications designed for the soldier operating on the digital battlefield of the future. MARSS is the first major research and development program that addresses the issues of mounting mobile computing apparatus directly onto the human body and represents an important leap forward toward hands free man-machine interface. The goal of the program was to develop a system capable of workstation level performance in a package that fits comfortably with the human body and enhances the user's ability to perform complex tasks that would otherwise require extensive learning and time to accomplish. The MARSS system uses advanced micro-optical displays such as the active matrix electroluminescent image source for near real time video display across a spectrum of rugged technology that can benefit both military and commercial users. The MARSS effort is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program in collaboration with the US Army Soldier Systems Command (SSCOM) executed by McDonnell Douglas under SSCOM contract number DAAK60-95-C2029.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3058, Head-Mounted Displays II, (18 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276639
Show Author Affiliations
Henry J. Girolamo, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command Natick (United States)
Mark A. Darty, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Francis C. Wessling, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3058:
Head-Mounted Displays II
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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