SOURCE: InterSense


August 03, 2009 08:30 ET

InterSense Inc. Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop Autonomous Training Systems

Advanced Immersive Display System Will Allow Wireless Tracking in Unprepared Field Environments for a Virtually Unlimited Number of Trainees

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - InterSense Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology, has been awarded a Phase II SBIR contract from the United States Air Force (USAF) to develop an autonomous motion-tracking training system that integrates with COTS networked, wearable computers. The project is a continuation of the SBIR contract awarded to InterSense in July 2008 to develop and deliver a wireless, networkable motion tracking system for use in augmented reality training applications.

In the project's first phase, InterSense created a solution that would monitor multiple trainees and devices operating in a large indoor environment and utilize reference markers for tracking purposes. The new system will build off this technology, enabling wireless tracking for unlimited users and eliminating the need for reference markers altogether. Unlike conventional location-based simulators, the InterSense system will be field deployable for specific skills training and pre-mission rehearsals.

The robust, low latency tracking system will reference natural features in the environment instead of artificial markers that require pre-installation, providing a more realistic, easily-fielded training environment for simple virtual reality or augmented reality interaction. By combining the unique benefits of large volume, immersive simulation environments with the convenience of lightweight, wearable computing devices, trainees will know the absolute location of other players and devices involved in the simulation, resulting in more successful training missions that help them better prepare for real-life challenges in the field.

"InterSense technology powers many of the military's most advanced training tools," said T.C. Browne, CEO of InterSense. "Our rich simulation technology plays a major part in protecting our troops, helping to bring crucial training capabilities to the field where the training is needed most."

About InterSense

InterSense Incorporated is a market leader in precision motion technology. Its patented Hybrid Technology tracks motion with an unmatched combination of real-time positioning, tracking and alignment capabilities, bringing higher speed and quality to visual simulation, enhanced vision and navigation applications. InterSense's premier motion tracking products enable real-time, realistic interaction with computer graphics to enhance technical applications in training and simulation, robotics, augmented reality, 3-D virtual displays, video/film/game development and production, oil and gas exploration, and medical imaging. In addition to a marquis global customer base spanning the military, industrial, entertainment, research, engineering and life sciences industries, InterSense also works with a network of software solution partners, systems integrators, value added resellers and OEM hardware partners. For more information, visit

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