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    Kraken team wins SAFE Association award [Image 1 of 3]

    Kraken team wins SAFE Association award



    Photo by Zachary Wilson 

    Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton

    Mr. John Plaga and Mr. Mark Gruber from the SAFE Association Wright Brothers Chapter presented the award for 2021’s “Outstanding Program Team” to the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton’s Disorientation Research Device (Kraken) Program Team in front of the mighty Kraken on Feb. 22nd. The team consists of Mr. Cortland Etgen, Mr. Charles Powell, Mr. Jason Whatmore, Mr. Matt Lee, Mr. John Kloczkowski, Mr. Luke Warner, Mr. Tony Bailey, Mr. Kyle Kemp, Mr. Gary Labance, Mr. Adam Bowersock, Mr. Brendan Gallagher and CDR Bradley Fairfax. This award is for teams that have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of a safety, survival or crew systems technology. There were three main aspects to this award focused on advancing the Kraken’s capabilities to support cutting edge aeromedical research: the extensive design, test, evaluation, control mastery and the safe implementation of the first RollHawk head on neck rotation apparatus; the design, integration, test and evaluation of the Kraken breathing system, and; the technical integration of an externally tracked virtually reality headset operating as a helmet mounted display surrogate into a complete human in the loop flight simulation environment into the Kraken capsule. CAPT Rich Folga, DRD Program Manager, noted that “These unique accomplishments would have not been possible without the entire DRD team operating as one entity.”
    Left to right: Kyle Kemp, Gary Labance, Tony Bailey, John Kloczkowski, Robbie Powell, Mark Gruber, CAPT Rich Folga, Jason Whatmore, Luke Warner, Brendan Gallagher, Matt Lee and Adam Bowersock. Not pictured: Cortland Etgen and CDR Fairfax



    Date Taken: 02.25.2022
    Date Posted: 12.31.1969 19:00
    Photo ID: 7127118
    VIRIN: 220225-D-FS906-986
    Resolution: 5354x4015
    Size: 0 B
    Location: DAYTON, OHIO, US

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