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Rockwell Collins introduces new Coalescence mixed reality system to defense industry

28 November 2016

System available in 2017

First of its kind for defense training

Flexible system with small footprint

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 28, 2016) - Combining a virtual reality head mounted display and a simulated environment, Rockwell Collins Coalescence mixed reality system puts the complete training scenario in the hands, and in front of the eyes, of the trainee. The Coalescence system will become available in 2017 with production anticipated in 2018.

A first in the defense training industry, Coalescence merges the trainees real world view with a synthetic environment providing a seamlessly enhanced, mixed reality. This mixed reality provides trainees with immersive and engaging training scenarios for faster learning transfer and more effective training.

This solution goes beyond pulling commercial virtual reality headsets off the shelf for operational use, and integrates them with 50 years of Rockwell Collins' advanced research and development for simulation and training, said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

Coalescence seamlessly combines the virtual and real world with low total system latency to avoid motion sickness. Rockwell Collins will focus future efforts on adding depth sensing technology, increasing the positional tracking volume, and technology refreshes to keep current with the latest commercial helmet mounted display developments.

About Rockwell CollinsRockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit

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