SOURCE: InterSense, Inc.

April 23, 2007 09:00 ET

BAE Selects InterSense IS-900 Motion Tracking System for Its Typhoon Active Cockpit Rig

Custom Configuration Optimizes Simulator Performance While Ensuring All System Components Are Out of Pilot Sight

BEDFORD, MA and COLOGNE, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- ITEC 2007 (Booth #140) -- 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."

The ACR is part of the high-resolution 9m dome Outside World (OSW) facility, located at BAE Systems' Warton, UK site.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With 88,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £13.7 billion pounds sterling (US25.4 billion dollars) in 2006.

About Virtalis

Virtalis is one of the world's leading Virtual Reality (VR) and advanced visualisation companies. Its systems and solutions offer the opportunity to really understand information and data, to interact with it and to foster communication between designers, manufacturers, trainers, marketeers and senior management. For more information, visit

About InterSense

Founded in 1996, InterSense, Inc. is a precision motion technology company delivering real time positioning, tracking and alignment capabilities, which bring higher speed and quality to visual simulation, enhanced vision and navigation applications. InterSense's patented motion tracking products enable realistic interaction with computer graphics for demanding applications such as simulation and training; oil and gas exploration; manufacturing; virtual prototyping and design; medical imaging; entertainment; and video/film production. Privately held InterSense is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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