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Technically responsible for the accomplishment of the world-first flight test of an innovative Human-System interface that uses the sense of touch to provide critical information to pilots and was originally developed and flight demonstrated under the engineering direction of Braden for the US Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. As the lead flight test engineer, Braden successfully completed RDT&OE flight tests on T-34, UH-60, MH-53E, and Canadian NRC 206 aircraft, and CV-22 and MH-47 simulator. Not only did the flights involve substantial flying, 1000’s of hours was spent in simulators prior to flight developing CONOPS and training test pilots. Continues to act as a US Navy, US Army, NTSB, ATSB Mishap investigator/Subject Matter Expert analyzing military and civilian Spatial Disorientation mishaps for the US and Australian governments. With colleagues at the US Army, Braden continues to develop human perception modeling and mishap analysis architecture to aid in the processing, simulation and visualization of aircraft mishaps that involve pilot Spatial Disorientation. Performed the Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) of US Navy Centrifuge-based Flight Environment Trainer at NAS Lamoore. In addition, in 2007, I was engaged under a sole source contract by US Navy to provide design review advice for a new US Navy Centrifuge, and similarly engaged by the RAAF to provide design review advice for a new centrifuge to train RAAF JSF aircrew.