Lori Brown, MSc AVN HF, FRAeS, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation

Lori Brown is an Associate Professor and Researcher at Western Michigan University, College of Aviation, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Outreach Program Chair. Her transformational research includes the use of augmented reality in technical driven occupations and is currently a researcher for the FAA PEGASAS Center of Excelence dedicated to helping the FAA revolutionize technical training. Her work has been featured internationally at many international conferences, books, and journal publications. She is an Airline Transport Pilot and has trained ab-initio cadet pilots for British Airways, KLM, and UAE, as well as pilots for national and international government agencies. She evaluates military aviation training and occupations for the American Council on Education (ACE). Her dedication and passion for transforming aviation training earned her the WMU Innovative Teaching Award.

Beam Me Up – Holographic Telepresence and Collaborative Platforms: The Future Reality

Mixed reality and telepresence technologies present a new paradigm of augmented reality, where for the first time we have the ability to take the analog world and superimpose digital 3D training artifacts in collaborative flight training environments. Digital computing headsets such as HoloLens are intuitive and offer a natural means of interaction with no computer, wire or touch-screen and offer holographic telepresence for collaboration from anywhere in the world. This approach is enhanced with the new generation artificial intelligence and has several practical advantages to overlay holographic elements onto real-world environments which makes holographic micro-simulations particularly suited to global flight training. Unlike virtual reality – the user is not shut away from their surroundings. MR allows you to see, listen, and talk to others while everyone involved sees the same holograms simultaneously which makes holographic computing a powerful tool to enhance training and collaborative microsimulations with embedded artificial intelligence for the future adaptive syllabus.