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Advanced Inertial-Optical Tracking System for Wide Area Mixed and Augmented Reality Systems

Authors: Dean Wormell, Eric Foxlin and Patricia Katzman, Thales
Presented: 10th International Immersive Projection Technologies Workshop(IPT)/13th Eurographics Workshop on Virtual Environments (EGVE) , July 15 - 18, 2007, Weimar, Germany

Abstract

Thales is introducing a vastly improved version of its wide-area tracking inertia-optical tracking system (IS-1200 VisTracker). The new VisTracker technology is has several enhancements including device miniaturization, an embedded image processor, improved optics, a higher resolution imaging CMOS monochrome sensor, power reduction, and ruggedization. A review of the IS-1200 architecture and new components is discussed. Examples of the IS-1200 initial deployment are given for AR applications.

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