Simplifying Electronic Testing Environment with SLAM Based Handheld Augmented Reality System

  • Carlos AriasEmail author
  • Andoni Arregi
  • Fabian Schriever
  • David Martinez Oliveira
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Current electronic testing measurements during embedded software development lack simultaneous multiple real-time measurements with location-specific information. To address this problem with a focus on electronic subsystem testing in the space industry an Augmented Reality (AR) solution is presented in form of a technology demonstrator. This Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) system based on the Handheld Augmented Reality (HAR) concept provides an affordable zero-time installation augmented reality system that blends simultaneously multiple real-time measurements displayed exactly where they are measured. The system is composed of a handheld device and so-called Smart Probes, or miniature Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices attached electronically to the measured specimen. This system may, with further development, become an alternative to a multimeter, an oscilloscope, and a logic analyser.


Handheld augmented reality (HAR) Smart probes SLAM Electronic measurement 



Development of this project has been funded by the European Space Agency under contract 4000122921/18/NL/GLC/as and is executed by GTD GmbH and JS Electronics in Germany. Mr. David Martinez Oliveira had a remarkable role as the Technical Officer on ESA’s side to whom the authors express their gratitude for all the ideas and insight he brought into the activity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Arias
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andoni Arregi
    • 1
  • Fabian Schriever
    • 1
  • David Martinez Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1.GTD GmbHMarkdorfGermany
  2. 2.European Space Agency, ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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