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.”