Raytheon developing 3D Audio technology

Raytheon‘s 3-D Audio technology alerts aviators to the exact direction and type of threat coming toward them. The new technology solves a serious problem for warfighters.    Have a look at the video…

The same system also makes radio channels sound like they’re coming from different directions, helping pilots better monitor communications.

J.D. Hill, a program engineer for the Waltham, Mass.-based defense company, said:

“Current warning technology requires pilots to look at and interpret a visual display before deciding what to do. Raytheon’s 3-D Audio, meanwhile, generates “geospatial” sounds to indicate threats.

You always hear them from where they actually are. You don’t have to interpret anything. It’s all just about reaction and what you hear.”

via popsci

source Raytheon