The World's Only Self Contained 6DOF Head Tracker

Product Overview

SCOUT 3 is the most advanced system in head tracking technology. It's the latest iteration of SCOUT™, the same technology that is in full rate production, providing the highly acclaimed HMCS (Helmet Mounted Cueing System) accuracy in U.S. Military F-16, A-10, and C-130 Aircraft.

This 6 Degree-Of-Freedom head tracker is extremely reliable, with designed-in robustness and all of the benefits of the very latest in Polhemus proprietary AC electromagnetic technology.

Our solid-state technology does not need to use a hybrid approach to tracking. No cameras to worry about, no lenses to scratch, and no visual obstructions to cover your canopy transparency. How is this possible? It's the power of AC electromagnetic technology, which doesn't require line-of-sight between the tracking subcomponents to operate correctly.

Currently fielded on active A-10, F-16 and C-130 combat aircraft, our very best precision helmet tracker, SCOUT™, offers the highly acclaimed accuracy and performance noted by the U.S. Government.

SCOUT incorporates such features as embedded boresight retainment, simplified or eliminated calibration and advance breakaway/quick disconnect management. The self-contained electronics and sensor are extremely light-weight and requires NO interconnect system electronics unit. SCOUT vastly simplifies system and aircraft integration. For a complete description and product specifications, download the SCOUT brochure.

Key Features

  • U.S. Military Flight Qualification

  • Lightweight, Embeddable Sensor

  • Simplified, Fleet-Level, Common Calibration

  • Pilot Cockpit Head Position and Rotation Angles are Native Output

Polhemus is constantly innovating to continually deliver the most advanced head tracking technology available. If you want to receive the latest information on our head tracking products, sign up here and be among the first to know.

For a PDF of the brochure with full product specifications, click here.

For a PDF of the Accessories Brochure, click here.


  • Head Tracking Flight Simulators

  • Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems

  • Wearable Heads Up Displays

  • Pilot Head Tracking: (F-35, F-22, F-16, F-18, C-130, A-10)

  • Pilot Head Tracking: Helicopters

  • Pilot Head Tracking, Non-Military Flight

"I just received1 my LIBERTY 8 system and I am extremely pleased. Our records are clean and precise. The system is robust, with no crashes at all with the AuSIM drivers for Matlab and USB interface. Our previous magnetic system crashed within Matlab on a regular basis." - H.N. Zelaznik, Professor of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University

Did You Know
FastSCAN was used in the Joint Mongolian-Smithsonian Deer Stone Project which included archaeological studies of "deer stones" and the ritual contexts in which they are found.
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