ROBD - Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device
AI2 is the prime contractor (3 subcontractors) for the ROBD training device. The ROBD simulates hypoxia by providing mixed gas through an aviator's oxygen mask for hypoxia recognition and recovery training. The project pairs the ROBD with a simple flight simulator in order to provide pilot training that includes experiencing the symptoms of hypoxia while performing flying tasks. The ROBD project combines existing hardware with advanced visuals and physiological measurements to create a realistic, yet cost effective , aviation- training environment. Future plans include placing many of these simulators at various naval training locations throughout the US.