Gdańsk University of Technology – Students develop space technologies

The GUT students’ project is carried out in cooperation with the European Space Agency and the ZARM center operating at the University of Bremen. This is where the drop tower that scientists use is located. It is an installation that allows you to carry out experiments in weightlessness obtained by free fall from a great height, usually in a vacuum.

“For the purposes of the experiment, we are constructing a special vacuum chamber,” explains Szymon Krawczuk, the leader of the SLugG project. – We will install a set of 3 vibration tribometers in it, as well as: capacitive and optical bar vibration measurement systems, a vacuum pump, electronics allowing for data acquisition and control of the experiment’s subsystems, and software for controlling and tasking the system as well as receiving and interpreting scientific data.

The team from the Gdańsk University of Technology consists of 7 students of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Science and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding, working in the SimLE scientific club. The leader is Szymon Krawczuk, a student of the international Engineering and Management of Space Systems at WIMiO, and the project supervisors are dr hab. Eng. Jacek Lubinski, prof. GUT, Dr. Eng. Adam Dąbrowski and dr hab. Eng. Małgorzata Szczerska, prof. PG. In addition, the team includes: Julia Sulima, Natalia Pęczek, Natalia Askierko, Ignacy Łubiński, Jakub Gierowski, and Daniel Cieślak.

The project is financed by the European Space Agency, with the support of the Gdańsk University of Technology.

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