Periodic Reporting for period 3 - SPuMP (SpacePharma Microgravity Miniature Pump)
Reporting period: 2017-02-01 to 2017-07-31
SPuMP is a miniaturized, non-pulsatile pump with on reservoir temperature control for use in extreme environments, such as the microgravity environment of space. Space based research is the next breakthrough in human research and technology. Research in space can benefit people on earth and can also help us understand the effects of long-term space travel. Some of the discoveries made in space based research have led to new medications and new vaccines.
SpacePharma wants SPuMP to lead the next generation of scientific discoveries in space, whether that be on the International Space Station or in a nano-satellite. SpacePharma wants SPuMP to give researchers access to new and exciting innovations and experiments, all while fitting in the tiniest foot print and using as little power as possible. SPuMP will have smooth flow and on reservoir temperature control.
The two largest achievements of this reporting period are completing the mechanical design along with all of the design documents and having a first working prototype of SPuMP. We have already begun initial flow rate and accuracy testing of SPuMP and the results are promising that we will easily hit our target.