InterSense builds helmet tracking system for F-16

BEDFORD, Mass., 25 April 2005. InterSense, Inc. has delivered to Lockheed Martin a helmet tracking system for use with the night vision goggle (NVG) capability on the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) program.

BEDFORD, Mass., 25 April 2005. InterSense, Inc. has delivered to Lockheed Martin a helmet tracking system for use with the night vision goggle (NVG) capability on the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) program.

Lockheed Martin's F-16 MTC pilot training systems provide realistic immersive training to the U.S. Air Force in high-resolution virtual training environments. The initial order was used in a Critical Design Review demonstration to the U.S. Air Force of the NVG capability in the F-16 MTC.

InterSense's ultrasonic referencing devices, ultrasonic transmitter placement and inertial-acoustic helmet tracking sensor provide the pilot an unobstructed view of the projected night environment outside of the cockpit, while visualizing the simulated, helmet-mounted NVG images precisely synchronized with the pilot's head motion.

InterSense has follow-on orders for IS-900 helmet tracking systems to support MTCs at: Shaw AFB, South Carolina; Mt. Home AFB, Idaho; and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

"The flexibility of the IS-900 product design allows us to rapidly configure the helmet-mounted tracking system into any simulated flight cockpit environment," states Brian Calus, InterSense's sales manager. "The successful CDR demonstration last year, combined with the production deployment of the IS-900 this year, is a testament to InterSense's commitment in providing the optimal tracking solutions for its customers."

Introduced in 1999, InterSense's IS-900 motion tracking product family is an enabling technology used in flight simulation, mission training systems, oil and gas exploration, and other immersive display applications. With over 1000 systems deployed worldwide, the IS-900 product offers reliable and accurate motion tracking for the most demanding applications.

InterSense, Inc., founded in 1996, is the market leader in miniaturized, inertial-based, precision motion tracking technology used with simulation, training and immersive display systems. InterSense's patented motion tracking products enable realistic interaction with computer graphics for a variety of applications, including: simulation and training; oil and gas exploration; virtual prototyping and design; medical imaging; entertainment; and video/film production. For more information, see www.intersense.com.

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