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Simulation Facility for Occupational Medicine Research (AMSAN)
The multi purpose research facility is designed for investigation in the area of aviation and space medicine and human factors. The facility is capable of housing up to 8 subjects at a time and providing for environmental control (artificial light, climate, sound proofing). It can be operated as a closed system and run in complete isolation from the outside for days or weeks.
Generally speaking, the centrifuge constitutes a carousel. Inside its closed cabin, the centrifugal force creates an increased weight. Besides serving the purpose of exposing devices to an increased acceleration, the human centrifuge is used in the medical selection and in the training of astronauts and pilots.
Medical Laboratory - Pressure Chamber
In 1984, the baro-chamber was put into operation. The baro-chamber enabled us to conduct diving experiments of up to 1000 m of depth (possible pressure of 5 mbar to 70 bar absolute) among other things.
Low Pressure Chamber
By the use of vacuum pumps, the pressure inside this chamber can be lowered to approx. 50 hPa (=50 mbar), which corresponds to a height of 20 km above NN (66000 ft). In this way, effects of stays in great heights in the mountains or in aircraft (lack of oxygen, pressure balance etc.) can be demonstrated for educationary purposes (astronauts, pilots) ...
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