Polhemus SCOUT Self Contained Head Tracker

A REVOLUTION In Electromagnetic Tracking Science--The World's Only Self Contained 6DOF Head Tracker

Product Overview

The very latest in advanced head tracking technology has been released. SCOUT™ 3 is available now. SCOUT 3 is 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.

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. Key features are highlighted below; see the SCOUT brochure for a complete description and product specifications.

Polhemus is constantly innovating to continually deliver the most advanced head tracking technology available. Check our home page for product release announcements and if you want to receive the latest information on head tracking products, sign up here and be among the first to know.

Key Features

  • U.S. Military Flight Qualification
  • Lightweight, Embeddable Sensor
  • Simplified, Fleet-Level, Common Calibration
  • Pilot Cockpit Head Position and Rotation Angles are Native Outputs

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

Is SCOUT the right tracker for you?

Check out All Tracking Products and go to our Motion Tracking Selection Guide to view which of our trackers may best meet your needs.