Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls 
Intermediate level

Augmented reality (AR) for industry

Cases and success stories of AR in practice at Newport News Shipbuilding
Tuesday, Oct. 25 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm State Room 4, 3rd floor SIS/04

Discover augmented reality (AR) technology, see a live demonstration of it in use and a video of production uses. Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will share some real in-practice cost benefit results and an overview of the technology use-cases and glimpse into the future.


Imagine if you could see dimensions, instructions, work status, alerts and other information digitally overlaid on physical parts in your manufacturing process. Discover the technology that makes it possible, called augmented reality (AR). See how over the last five years, Newport News Shipbuilding has elevated this from a gimmick to key manufacturing technology. Learn how significant cost and schedule reductions have been proven by reducing craftsmen’s dependency on paper documentation, replaced with digital overlays of data on the real world.


For 130 years, Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has carried on the legacy of American shipbuilding, building some of the most famous ships in American naval history with a diverse workforce of craftsmen and engineers. It proudly builds U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and submarines and provides aftermarket services for both. In 2011, NNS became a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries after being a part of Northrop Grumman since 2001.

Presenter: Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is an engineering manager at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). He leads the research, development and transition of augmented reality technology for shipbuilding and industrial uses at NNS. The NNS AR team Ryan founded has been developing industrial solutions since February 2011 and has over 50 industrial projects completed or currently underway. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in ocean and aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in ocean engineering, also from Virginia Tech.