The VMASC Digital Shipbuilding Innovation Lab will utilize and offer capabilities for researchers to work on integrating custom hardware/software systems into the digital shipbuilding process. This lab will feature a brand new ship bridge simulator, multiple state-of-the-art laser scanning/metrology systems, augmented and virtual reality integration, a 3D fabrication space, small electronics fabrication, and a real-scale ship hull mock-up. When all of these systems are fully integrated, the innovation lab provides an environment in which the future of digital shipbuilding can be tested and researched.
Brooks Crossing is a mixed-use development community outreach center that houses the Digital Shipbuilding Innovation and Fabrication Learning Lab.
This center will allocate space for industry partners to innovate, transform, and create while providing continuous STEM learning opportunities for all ages and abilities, encompassing multiple STEM disciplines in hopes of empowering students to have potential careers in Digital Shipbuilding.