Dr. James Kearns

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Affiliated Labs

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - 711th Human Performance Wing
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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - 711th Human Performance Wing

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
In 2008, the activation of the 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) within the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base created the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate research, education, and operational consultation under a single organization. The 711 HPW is...
Integrated Visualization Platform
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Integrated Visualization Platform

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This laboratory is designed for evaluating the effectiveness of advanced displays and technologies in operationally relevant scenarios. It includes multimodal display systems, such as stereoscopic visualizations, 3-D audio, and haptic/tactile displays. Essentially, the laboratory consists of...
Auditory Localization Facility
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Auditory Localization Facility

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This laboratory comprises a 4.26 meter diameter geodesic sphere positioned inside an anechoic chamber with 277 loudspeakers. The configuration simulates complex real-world auditory environments and can present 16 sounds simultaneously,from select (or all) locations. The laboratory is used to...
Dynamic Visual Assessment Laboratory
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Dynamic Visual Assessment Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This 200 foot long room permits a choice of visual targets, lighting conditions, visual tasks, and observer motion-states using a rail-based system capable of simulating high speed closure rates. This laboratory consists of high-detail, reconfigurable multispectral terrain boards that can simulate...
Display Metrology Laboratory
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Display Metrology Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This lab consists of a collection of manual to fully-automated equipment that allows for the measuring of sensors and displays from the visible to long-wave infrared. It can accommodate a range from micro to large screen displays.
Human Universal Measurement and Assessment Network Laboratory
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Human Universal Measurement and Assessment Network Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
Human Universal Measurement and Assessment Network Laboratory (HUMAN) is equipped with a state-of-the-art multimodal data acquisition system, including sensors to monitor brain, heart, muscle-activity, eye movement, respiration, galvanic skin response and other body signals. This data is collected...
Biodynamics Research Laboratory
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Biodynamics Research Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This facility consists of a Horizontal Impulse Accelerator, a Vertical Deceleration Tower, and a Vertical Impact Device (all man-rated) used to generate impact acceleration profiles for tests with human and manikin subjects. The response data are used to define the effectiveness of operational and...
High-Intensity Noise Emulation Facility
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High-Intensity Noise Emulation Facility

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This laboratory, capable of generating broadband noise environments up to 142 decibel, supports development of advanced active noise reduction technologies. It further enables research in the determination of noise exposure criteria for intense noise fields, as well as in the assessment of speech...
Visualization Laboratory
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Visualization Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This is a reconfigurable operations center environment where many different displays can be used to evaluate the gamut from single to multiple user operations. Specifically, it contains a number of specialized displays including nine different true 3-D displays that span from helmet-mounted...
Battlespace Visualization Laboratory Complex
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Battlespace Visualization Laboratory Complex

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
The Battlespace Visualization Laboratory Complex uses a variety of laboratories and equipment to study all aspects of visual performance, including research to enhance the display of complex air, space, and cyber information. The goal is to enhance warfighter information processing utilizing visual...
Human Performance Laboratory
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Human Performance Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This 3000-square-foot laboratory includes a battery of Woodway Desmo and Force treadmills with metabolic carts used in the performance of VO2 max and power assessments. Other resources include two Velotron bicycle ergometers, a pair of Monark cycle ergometers (one configured as a hand crank unit),...
Advanced Speech Perception Laboratory
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Advanced Speech Perception Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This laboratory is designed for assessing improvements in speech intelligibility afforded by spatial separation. Research is also conducted in spatial hearing and sound source localization. Located inside an anechoic chamber, the test setup consists of a 21-loudspeaker array arranged in an arc...
Team Performance Laboratories
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Team Performance Laboratories

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
The team performance lab has the ability to be partitioned from one to three lab areas. This provides the flexibility to configure an area to a specific domain environment for research. Currently, one of the areas is configured as a cyber facility environment for cyber operator research. All the...
Biochemical Neuroscience Laboratory
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Biochemical Neuroscience Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This biochemistry lab is set up for protein analysis using Western blot, enzyme linked immunosorbent assays, immunohistochemistry, and bead-based immunoassays. The focus of this laboratory is to evaluate various types of biomarkers and determine the relationship between cognitive performance and...
Computational Laboratory
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Computational Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This laboratory contains a number of commercial off-the-shelf and in-house software packages allowing for both statistical analysis as well as mathematical modeling of human performance data.
Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory
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Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This lab supports cognitive research using rodent models. Capabilities for behavioral assessments include: Morris water maze and Barnes maze (spatial memory) elevate plus maze (anxiety) open field (exploration and anxiety) acoustic startle (reactivity) forced swim (depression), fear conditioning...
Visualization Observatory
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Visualization Observatory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
The observatory is equipped with a 17" Planewave Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. This device is specially designed to allow wavelength collections between 250nm-2500nm and will support the development of multi-spectral fusion research.
Human Vibration & Performance Laboratory
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Human Vibration & Performance Laboratory

2610 Seventh Street Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-7901
This laboratory houses the Six-Degree-of-Freedom Motion Simulator (SIXMODE), a human-rated multi-axis vibration laboratory capable of recreating a variety of operational vibration signatures collected aboard military air vehicles. The laboratory is set up to conduct human performance studies during...