December 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. military already uses a variety of virtual character technologies for training warfighters. As hologram technology advances, so might its uses in modeling and simulation.

The military’s increased reliance on virtual reality to train warfighters may be converging with rapid advances in technology that will bring the holodeck of Star Trek fame closer to actuality. Holograms and similar technologies offer the possibility of realistic, cost-effective training and education for a broad array of military missions and commercial applications.

August 17, 2012
By George Seffers

Ostendo Technologies Incorporated, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $58,328,021 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a synthetic-holographic 3D workstation prototype. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.