ARA Virtual Heroes Division

Orlando,  FL 
United States
  • Booth: 1729

At ARA: Virtual Heroes Division, we create innovative M&S solutions.

We create immersive, 3D interactive learning solutions and high-fidelity synthetic virtual environments for the military training community. Our goal is to create realistic, detailed training and educational solutions to improve your safety, security, and way of life.

 Press Releases

  • Orlando, FL – November 26, 2018:  Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) will demo their latest cutting-edge simulation software at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Conference-goers can preview ARA’s latest synthetic terrain capabilities and VR and AR technologies at booth 1729:

    • Augmented Reality, Command, Control, Communicate, Coordinate (ARC4): ARC 4 provides heads-up situational awareness to the dismounted warfighter during outdoor on-the-move operations. Rather than looking down at a 2D map or chest-worn computer, the soldier sees geo-registered virtual icons, text, or graphics superimposed on their view of the real world.

    • Soldier Squad Virtual Trainer (S/SVT): Experience the S/SVT multiplayer virtual reality simulation for soldier weapons training. The VR system shows a projectile traveling from launch to impact anywhere in the world, along a SAF-FIRES-generated flight path. Booth visitors can wear our HTC Vive Pro headsets to experience the VR environment firsthand.

    • Real-Time Physics Effects Library (RPEL): The RPEL software provides realistic weapons effects in real time. RPEL uses verified and validated (V&V) damage methodologies and optimization strategies to calculate physics-based damage assessment for virtual building structures, human participants, and ground vehicles, and will be shown in a federated network system.

    • ARA’s SET-repo technology is a web-based framework for sharing high-fidelity geospatial information.  Sign up online to access and share content immediately or install the platform on your own private server.

      I/ITSEC will be held November 26 – November 29, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center. To set up a meeting at the show with ARA VP Randy Brown, email

      ARA’s Virtual Heroes Division has won multiple awards for its simulations, serious games and 3D virtual worlds using game engine technology to provide interactive learning solutions for healthcare, government customers, and corporate training. The Orlando office of Virtual Heroes has been working with the Army community for fifteen years, developing modeling and simulation for the defense industry. More information on Virtual Heroes can be found at and

    About Applied Research Associates

    Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded 1979, in Albuquerque, N.M., to solve problems of national importance by providing science and engineering research, and technical support services. The company’s applied research delivers scientific solutions for national defense, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With 1,200 Employee Owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.

    For more information, please visit: and

    Randy Brown
    ARA VP, Virtual Heroes Division Manager


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