Navy Innovation Allows Touchscreen Operations from Anywhere on the Ship

By Yolanda R. Arrington
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Lt. Timothy Sullivan, left, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chuck Broadous, both assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), test the Office of Naval Research TechSoultions-sponsored Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System (DSIMS) located in the Carrier Analysis Lab at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst during pre-deployment training. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

The Navy is featuring a mobile software package that includes a digital touchscreen image of a ship’s flight deck or hangar bay. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSoultions-sponsored Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System (DSIMS) enables aircraft handlers to use a laptop or LCD screen to adjust various configurations from anywhere on the ship. DSIMS also lets handlers plan operations before deployment and share that information with other DSIMS users.

The video shows sailors in the Carrier Analysis Lab at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J. operating the system.

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