The Hypoxia Training Research & Development Team at Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division is awarded the 2019 NTSA Modeling and Simulation Award in Training/Simulation for the capability provided by the (Lynntech) On-Demand Hypoxia Trainer ®.
Navy SBIR Success Story. Lynntech, Inc.’s On-Demand Hypoxia Trainer ® was featured in the Navy’s Annual SBIR/STTR Transitions Spotlight Newsletter as a Navy SBIR/STTR Success Story. LCDR Lee Sciarini, Director of Training Technology at the Naval Aviation Training Institute, Pensacola, FL stated that “The ODHT’S small footprint, minimal logistics requirement, approach to supportability, and maintainability could have a positive impact on the Naval Survival Training Institute, eight Aviation Survival Training Center, and anywhere else Hypoxia Training is delivered”.
Lynntech’s ODHT, the newest Hypoxia Awareness Training Device for Naval Aviation was showcased at the annual Tailhook Association Convention Sept. 5-7, 2019 in Reno, NV. Lt. Chris Gilg, a Naval Aerospace physiologist at the Aircrew Survival Training Center at Naval Air Station Pensacola, said the ODHT changes the game when it comes to recognizing hypoxia hazards while in flight. “We expect aircraft to perform in a certain way,” said Gilg. “When it doesn’t, however, there is a chance that hypoxia can set in; we can train aircrew to be able to recognize the symptoms in themselves and others. Bringing the system to Tailhook, we get to network with the aviators and to allow them to test this new device,” said Gilg. “It’s important for them to see there is work being done to make the training more realistic, with the on-demand system here. We’ve also been training students with it and based on the reliability it’s shown thus far, and the feedback that we’ve gotten, this system is what it actually feels like to breathe in the aircraft,” he continued. Currently, the ODHT is in the testing phase. Gilg said the Navy is hoping to see it fully implemented in 2021.
Lynntech’s ODHT was also demonstrated to Air Force and Navy officials during the inaugural Physiological Episodes Mitigation Technology Summit and Industry Day in Dayton, Ohio Dec. 17-18, 2019.
Lynntech receives additional funding for a handheld blood analyzer device, to further develop its novel technology position it for downstream transition into the product development stage.