altitude chamber


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altitude chamber

[′al·tə‚tüd ‚chām·bər]
(engineering)
A chamber within which the air pressure, temperature, and so on can be adjusted to simulate conditions at different altitudes; used for experimentation and testing.

altitude chamber

A chamber used to induce a decrease in ambient pressure (and temperature and/or humidity in some cases) as would occur in ascending to altitude. This type of chamber is used primarily for training aircrew on the effects of hypoxia and other aspects of high-altitude flying as well as for experimental purposes. Also called a hypobaric chamber or a stratospheric chamber.
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The primary purpose of the altitude chamber is for the subjects to determine what their hypoxia symptoms are.
After learning about the theory of training at altitude, Cole had the opportunity to experience exercising in an altitude chamber set to 3,000 metres above sea level.
Boxers use an altitude chamber when they are training before fights.
Do these supplement manufacturers test these pills on people in altitude chambers, or while on centrifuges, or after being awake for 36 hours?
She has even been jogging in a special altitude chamber to cope with the daunting hike up Kilimanjaro - which stands at 19,330ft (5,892metres) and is Africa's highest peak.
This study, based on altitude chamber tests, concluded that the 4% deration guide was appropriate for furnaces with negative pressures in the vent (Category I and II furnaces), but not so for those that were fan-assisted and had positive pressures in the vents (Category III and IV furnaces).
Miss Smith used their near relations, the lesser spotted dogfish, for research at Aberdeen University's altitude chamber at the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen.
Part of his cardiovascular training includes sleeping in an altitude chamber in order to regulate the oxygen he breathes.
That included altitude chamber, ejection-seat simulator, being towed by your parachute harness across the surface of an Olympic-size pool, treading water in full flight gear an d boots for half an hour, using your oxygen mask as a device at the bottom of that pool (in my bearded condition, a little Vaseline helped a lot), and the high point, the Dilbert Dunker, which has you popping your canopy and getting out of a flooded cockpit at the bottom of the pool before you sleep with the fishes.
During my training in an altitude chamber I got to witness the effects of hypoxia with my own eyes.
We even have an altitude chamber to simulate flight'' during airborne transport, said Ochacher, a lawyer who joined the company two years ago.