Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility (NBRF)

Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility (NBRF)
The neutral buoyancy tank is 50 feet across, 25 feet deep, and holds 367,000 gallons of water. Water temperature is maintained at 88°F for consistency of buoyancy and comfort of test support divers, and is specially filtered for maximum visual clarity. The facility allows external access for underwater test hardware up to 15 feet on a side and up to 4000 pounds in weight. Complete SCUBA diver support facilities include two locker rooms, air compressors for filling SCUBA bottles, and both underwater speakers and bidirectional underwater communications system. A secure storage facility for underwater test hardware is located outside the NBRF for hardware which will not be damaged by exposure to the elements.