Altitude Chamber Operations
The Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine operates two hypobaric chambers on site. One chamber is configured for research projects such as you see below. The second chamber is equipped as a training chamber for pilots and aerospace medicine applications.
OSU CAHM participated in a study with Boeing to look at the effect of aircraft-cabin altitude on passenger discomfort, especially in long or overseas flights. Information from this study was used in preparation in the design of the Boeing 787.
- Effect of Aircraft-Cabin Altitude on Passenger Discomfort (PDF download)
The New England Journal of Medicine
- Sleep at Simulated 2438 m: Effects on Oxygenation, Sleep Quality, and Postsleep Performance (PDF download)
Aviation, Space, And Environmental Medicine
- Up to the Task: OSU-CHS Flight Research Now Part of Oklahoma Aviation History (PDF download)
- The Boeing Company
- OSU College of Engineering, Agriculture and Technology – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
- OSU University Multispectral Laboratories