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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"And for that I have an altitude chamber and I sleep in it -- this morning I was at 2,000 metres.
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Part of his cardiovascular training includes sleeping in an altitude chamber in order to regulate the oxygen he breathes.