Wyle manages and operates a wide variety of human performance research and life support equipment test facilities. The environmentally controlled human-rated facilities can support the needs of complex studies involving dozens of participants from sub-zero to desert-like temperatures, while the subjects are completely isolated from the real world. Other facilities are capable of testing equipment in extreme environments far beyond those possible for sustaining life. Wyle has provided specialized testing for equipment as small as a hand-held cell phone to items larger than a standard size pickup truck.
- Altitude chambers capable of rapid and explosive decompressions
- Environmental chambers for controlling temperature, humidity, air flow
- Selected cockpit mockups for human factors evaluations
- Motion-based flight simulator specifically designed and uniquely engineered to conduct spatial disorientation research and training
- Human centrifuge capable of generating acceleration forces similar to those encountered during flight, air combat maneuvering, and space launch and recovery.
- Cognitive assessment batteries designed to assess the impact on performance of system procedures, equipment design, environmental stresses, and acute and cumulative fatigue.