Profile: Environmental Tectonics Corp (ETCC.PK)
28 Jul 2014
Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC), incorporated on August 11, 1969, is a supplier and innovator in various product areas. This includes software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight, including jet tactical flight simulation, upset recovery and spatial disorientation, and both suborbital and orbital commercial human spaceflight; altitude (hypobaric) chambers; the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS); steam and gas sterilizers; testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry; and hyperbaric (100% oxygen) chambers.. The Company operates in two business segments: Aerospace Solutions (Aerospace) and Commercial/Industrial Systems (CIS).
Tactical Flight Combat and G-force / Disorientation Trainers
The Company’s Authentic Tactical Fighting System (ATFS), is the fully flyable centrifuge-based tactical maneuvering ground based simulator. This technology allows a fighter pilot to practice tactical air combat maneuvers, such as dodging enemy missiles, ground fire and aircraft obstacles while experiencing the real life environment of a high G-force fighter aircraft.
Upset Recovery Training
Realistic training for responding to and recovering from upsets, or URT, requires more than a non-centrifuged-based simulator because non-centrifuge-based simulators do not reproduce the physiological stresses and disorientation that a pilot experiences during an actual upset. ETC’s GYROLABs have been utilized in research studies, including in conjunction with research funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These studies are focused on comparing the benefits of various types of URT.
Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS)
The Company’s simulation business, primarily based in Orlando, Florida, continues to develop and refine software-driven disaster scenario products. ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries SP. Z 0.0 (ETC-PZL), its 95% owned subsidiary in Warsaw, Poland, provides software support on the ADMS software platform, while engineers in its Orlando office expands its library of visual environments and incidents, incorporating additional functionality and applications. It offers training in aircraft accidents, hazardous material incidents, train and tunnel incidents, traffic accidents, structural fires in high-rise, commercial, industrial, and apartment buildings, wildfires, terrorist attacks, bomb threats and explosions, and school shootings, among others.
Sterilization Systems Business Unit
The Company’s industrial sterilizers, which can utilize either steam or ethylene oxide gas (EtO) as the sterilizing agent, are sold to the life sciences research, medical device, and pharmaceutical sectors. Sterilizers are designed for general processing of medical equipment, cages, racks, carts, linens, gowns, and other miscellaneous items. When products cannot withstand the high temperature or high humidity conditions of steam sterilization, chemical sterilization using EtO is an available option.
Environmental Testing and Simulation Systems Business Unit
The Company’s Environmental Testing and Simulation Systems Business Unit designs and manufactures environmental simulation systems for the Automotive and HVAC Industries. Applications include automotive engine development, automotive air conditioning systems, fuels, lubricants, and various other automotive test and research applications.
Biomedical Systems Business Unit
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of 100% oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. Among other uses, HBOT is used to treat decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning, and to enhance certain wound healing. A monoplace chamber provides a cylindrical environment for one person to receive HBOT.
Environmental Tectonics Corp
125 James Way
County Line Industrial Park, Buc
SOUTHAMPTON PA 18966