"A review of basic and applied research in aerospace medicine and physiology at the US Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) "
Richard D. Arnold, Ph.D.
Director, Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton
Abstract: The US Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL), a component of Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-D), is the US Navy's flagship laboratory for the execution of basic and applied research on environmental and operational stressors inherent in the aerospace environment. The laboratory dates to 1939, at which time it was established at Naval Air Station, Pensacola FL. In 2011 the laboratory relocate to Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, combining with the Navy's Environmental Health Effects Laboratory (EHEL) to form NAMRU-D. The presentation will provide a broad overview of NAMRL's research programs: altitude physiology, fatigue effects and countermeasures, vision protection and performance, pilot spatial disorientation, air- and motion-sickness, biomechanics and spine injury, vestibular function, and a broad range of human performance research efforts. There will be a particular emphasis on NAMRL's unique motion and acceleration facilities and capabilities.