conclusion of the Sealab Program, the US Navy turned to him to design,
construct and certify the Ocean Simulation Facility at the Navy
Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU), Panama City, FL: a seven chamber
hyperbaric complex certified to support manned diving to 2,250 FSW. It is
still the free worlds largest and deepest saturation diving facility.
From 1970 through 1994 he was the sole engineer responsible for this
system. During his tenure as a civil servant, he was the Senior
Engineering Consultant to the Naval Facilities System Certification
Authority responsible for the inspection and modification of all shore
based hyperbaric facilities encompassing operational safety, quality
assurance, system design and material adequacy. While at NEDU he was
responsible for research, development and testing of all new hyperbaric
equipment and systems prior to fleet implementation. During his civil
service tenure, he designed and installed over 50 hyperbaric chambers for
the military services.
STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DRUGS, DEVICES, AND COSMETICS PERMIT NO. 08:01623 AND 07:00429