Angus Harrison Rupert, M.D., Ph.D.

Captain, Medical Corps

 United States Navy


Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

51 Hovey Road, Pensacola, FL 32508-1046

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Brief Biography:


Angus H. Rupert was born in Madoc, Ontario Canada on August 28, 1947.  He received the Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1979 and the M.D. from University of Toronto in 1982.


He joined the U.S. Navy in 1984 and served operationally as a Navy flight surgeon in the Azores before joining the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) in Pensacola, Florida in 1987.  He developed programs to explore the vestibular psychophysics and neurophysiological responses to unusual acceleration experienced by pilots, astronauts, and operators of high-performance military platforms.  CAPT Rupert is a U.S. Navy Medical Corps officer and scientist trained to develop practical solutions to the problems faced by personnel operating in sensory deprived or altered environments.  He is an experienced pilot, diver, and skydiver.  In 1993, he was assigned as a military detailee to the NASA Johnson Space Center to develop countermeasures to sensory motor problems faced by astronauts including spatial disorientation and space motion sickness.  He developed the Tactile Situation Awareness System as a device to reduce the incidence of spatial disorientation mishaps and to enhance the performance of pilots, astronauts, and divers.  In 2002, CAPT Rupert was reassigned to the NAMRL where he continues his work on spatial disorientation countermeasures.