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Cool New SciFi Gear: New Naval Warfare “Diver Augmented Vision Display” Helmets

June 17, 2016

Diver Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) is a heads-up display prototype created at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. The prototype fits into a Kirby Morgan dive helmet – the same helmet presently used by military and commercial divers, and was created with a 3D printer.


DAVD offers situational awareness, or “sector sonar”, that enables topside divers to provide visual communications to divers below surface. The real-time operational data enables divers to be more effective and safe in their missions — providing expanded situational awareness and increased accuracy in navigating to a target such as a ship, downed aircraft, or other objects of interest.

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