Experimental Test Pool

The Experimental Test Pool is a 50,000-gallon capacity freshwater tank measuring 15' x 30' x 15' deep, capable of sustaining tempatures from 34 to 105 °F. It is designed and constructed for manned, shallow water testing and for supporting workup dives for the Ocean Simulation Facility. The test pool is supported by a fully instrumented medical and engineering deck, from which the safety of both divers and test equipment can be monitored. The facility can accommodate a wide range of experiments, from biomedical studies of diver thermal and workload conditions to equipment studies of submersible devices. The test pool has a communications suite, full video capability, real-time computerized data acquisition and analysis, and pressure and gas monitoring.