SOURCE: InterSense, Inc.

February 06, 2007 12:30 ET

Lockheed Martin Selects InterSense's IS-900 Motion Tracking System for Engineering Simulation of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- InterSense, Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology, today announced its IS-900 motion tracking system has been selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for integration into the first engineering simulators designed to test all components and procedures related to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). As the affordable and stealthy tactical aircraft of the 21st century for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, plus the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, the F-35 must have an accurate engineering simulator for systems design and testing. Using InterSense's IS-900 system, Lockheed Martin will maximize development efficiency and cut down on design time and costs, while enhancing operator and pilot training.

A custom version of the InterSense IS-900 system -- which includes ultrasonic transmitters embedded into the F-35's canopy frame -- has been designed for installation into the engineering simulators located at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility. A modified IS-900 MiniTrax Helmet Tracker -- a lightweight, inertial-based, helmet-mounted motion sensor -- will be used with the F-35 Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system. This integrated solution provides pilots with an unobstructed view of the computer-generated environment outside of the cockpit while projecting simulated images which are precisely synchronized with the pilot's head motion. InterSense's hybrid technology helps create a very realistic environment, assisting engineers in evaluating pilot behavior during the design process, resulting in faster development time. The full system provides weapons queuing, symbology, sensor control and enhanced vision realism.

"We are pleased to again partner with Lockheed Martin following our successful work together on their F-16 Simulator program. We were selected based on their first-hand knowledge of our capabilities and our commitment to quality," stated Brian Calus, InterSense's account manager for Lockheed Martin.

"This extension of our relationship with Lockheed Martin, coupled with recent contracts for other aerospace simulator programs, demonstrates that InterSense is becoming a standard in precision motion tracking systems," stated T.C. Browne, CEO InterSense, Inc. "We look forward to participating further with Lockheed Martin as the JSF Program progresses to full deployment."

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.

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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