Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Spatial Disorientation Team Honored with the NAWCAD Commander's Award

January 30, 2012

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Environics Inc. is pleased to share that the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Spatial Disorientation Team in MD has been awarded a Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division Commander’s team award during a ceremony on December 7, 2011.  The Environics Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device 2 (ROBD2) is one tool in their unique training program.  The ROBD2 uses Thermal Mass Flow Controllers (MFC) to mix breathing air and nitrogen to produce the sea level equivalent atmospheric oxygen contents for altitudes up to 34,000 feet.

The one-of-a-kind research combines hypoxia, spatial disorientation and situational-awareness training, which is paramount to the preparedness and safety of those who are subjected to high altitude.

“It is imperative that we continue to seek out more cost effective solutions to better equip the men and women who serve,” said Capt. John Feeney, PMA-205 program manager. “For the first time, hypoxia and spatial disorientation training can be offered on one device and with greater quality to enable warfighters to complete aviation missions under extreme conditions.”

To learn more about this team, please read the full article.

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