The Hypobaric Facility, also known as the altitude chamber, is one of the largest and most capable in Europe. The facility enables assessment of human performance at altitude and the testing of aircraft oxygen life support systems and equipment.
Our Hypobaric Chamber can precisely simulate the cabin altitudes of all types of military and commercial aircraft, including gradual or rapid loss of cabin pressure.
Typically the chamber is used to assess the effectiveness of aircraft life support systems using both manned and unmanned tests. It is also used for aeromedical research and aircrew training.
In support of the Hypobaric Chamber, the two chamber Hyperbaric Chamber is on standby should a requirement arise to carry out emergency compression of subjects suffering from acute decompression illness. It has a supply of breathing oxygen for occupants and includes an intercom to allow communication between the subject in the chamber and the operators outside. An instrumentation port passes through the wall, allowing for atmospheric monitoring of the Chamber.