Link to procure new systems for F-16 MTC

Posted By: Anonymous | Date Posted: August 7, 2010, 2:18 PM

June 16, 2010 - InterSense Awarded New Contract from Link Simulation & Training to Support U.S. Air Force F-16 Mission Training Center Program

 InterSense’s patented, customizable IS-900 Inertial Tracking Technology will deliver flexibility, security and peak performance to Air Force pilots worldwide

Billerica, MA — June 16, 2010  InterSense Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology, today announced it is extending its long-standing relationship with Link Simulation & Training to supply the U.S. Air Force with critical flight simulation and training technology for its F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) program.  InterSense will seamlessly integrate its IS-900 precision motion tracking system into Link’s SimuSphere® HD display to deliver a flexible, secure and highly accurate solution, designed to support the Air Force in its mission to continually increase pilot readiness and reduce costs.

A leading systems integrator, Link will supply up to 20 F-16 MTCs at Air Force bases in the U.S., Europe and Pacific regions. Each MTC will consist of four high-fidelity training devices featuring InterSense’s IS-900 inertial/ultrasonic tracking technology.  The IS-900 technology produces precise, low-latency motion tracking of a pilot’s movements in real time and is critical for a more realistic training environment. 

When integrated into solutions such as Link’s SimuSphere® HD, Advanced Helmet Mounted Display (AHMD), or other fixed or rotary wing training platforms, the IS-900 technology provides head tracking over an immersive, 360º field of view.  The overall solution will enable F-16 pilots to detect, identify and engage targets from the same apparent distance as when flying a real mission – creating an optimum environment for advanced pilot training, tactics validation and mission rehearsal. 

“For nearly 10 years, InterSense and Link have pursued a common goal: to create extraordinarily realistic simulation and training solutions that ensure our armed forces perform effectively and safely in the real world,” said Mike Donfrancesco, vice president of sales and marketing for InterSense.  “With this award, we’ll deliver again for the U.S. Air Force and its new F-16 Mission Training Center program.  We’re honored to be working with Link and look forward to raising the bar for the USAF and motion tracking technology worldwide.”

About IS-900
The IS-900 product family, based on patented Constellation™ technology, delivers extremely precise and accurate wide area, interference-free head, hand and object tracking for the most demanding immersive 3D applications. For Immersive Displays spanning simulators, rooms, theaters and buildings, the IS-900 product line offers the ideal in precision motion tracking solutions.

About InterSense
InterSense Incorporated is a market leader in precision motion technology.  Its patented Hybrid Inertial 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, 3D virtual displays, video/game development and film production, oil and gas exploration, industrial design and medical imaging. 

In addition to a marquis customer base spanning the military, industrial, entertainment, research, engineering and life sciences industries, InterSense also works with a global network of software partners, systems integrators, value added resellers and OEM hardware partners to deliver solutions tailored to customer needs.  For more information, visit www.intersense.com.

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