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BAE Systems Selects InterSense, Inc. IS-900 Motion Tracking System For Its Active Cockpit Rig For Typhoon Fighter Aircraft


InterSense, Inc., a market leader in precision motion tracking technology, today announced that its custom configured, IS-900 motion tracking system has been installed in BAE Systems’ Active Cockpit Rig (ACR) for the Typhoon fighter aircraft. Installed by UK-based Virtalis, one of InterSense’s key systems integrators, the hybrid inertial-acoustic IS-900 system is coupled with an area-of-interest eye-tracking system. The BAE Systems’ configuration enables real-time tracking of head position and orientation, while also monitoring the movement of the pilot’s eyes.

The InterSense IS-900 system is configured to ensure all components are out of the pilot’s Field of Regard (FoR), decreasing the risk of negative training and compromised realism of the simulated visual scene. Along with the flexibility of the system installation, the IS-900 provides precise, accurate tracking with no noticeable jitter or latency, further ensuring a realistic training session.

“Custom configuration of tracking systems is becoming more and more critical as training simulators must meet the wide range of new specifications in training protocols -- to ensure that training sessions properly prepare pilots for real-world missions,” stated Mike Donfrancesco, vice president of sales, InterSense. “We’re pleased to continue to serve the EU marketplace with custom solutions, such as this installation for BAE, and look forward to developing new opportunities for integration of our technology in additional European training programs.”

“InterSense’s advanced tracking system is the ideal solution to help us meet our customer’s training objectives,” said Andrew Connell, technical director, Virtalis. “Its tracking technology, coupled with our implementation solutions, allowed us to provide BAE with the exact configuration needed for their fixed-wing aircraft simulator.”


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