AFRL acceleration researcher wins 2007 Paul Bert award

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Dr. Lloyd Tripp, integration manager for the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate, Biosciences and Protection Division, was recently awarded the 2007 Paul Bert Award from the Aerospace Physiology Society.

The AsPS presents three major achievement awards annually to recognize individuals who perform extraordinary work within the aerospace physiology community. The Paul Bert Award recognizes outstanding research contributions in aerospace physiology.

Dr. Tripp was recognized for his contributions in aerospace physiology as an acceleration researcher. Dr Tripp has been a prolific contributor to the field of aerospace physiology as a centrifuge subject, principal investigator and author.

His research in G-induced loss of consciousness redefined the periods of absolute and relative incapacitation due to high acceleration forces and the effects of GLOC on a pilot's cognitive performance.

The award was established in 1969 and was originally given for achievement in operational physiology. It is named in honor of famous 19th century French physiologist Paul Bert, the "Father of Pressure Physiology" and founder of aerospace medicine whose research on the effects of air pressure on the human body contributed to man's capability to explore space and the ocean depths.

Dr. Bill Albery, research scientist with HEP's Aircrew Performance and Protection Branch, accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Tripp at the Aerospace Medicine Association's 78th Annual Scientific Meeting held May 13-17 in New Orleans, La.