U-PHOS Project (Upgraded Pulsating Heatpipe Only for Space) is a research project whose main goal is to characterize an innovative heat exchange device for space applications: the PHP, Pulsating Heat Pipe.
This device allows the dissipation of heat and the cooling of hot devices. It has already been extensively studied on the ground: never, however, it has been studied in the absence of weight.
Who are we? We’re a bunch of students with the head full of ideas and ready to work hard.
Our project team is exclusively composed of students from Pisa University.
We have mechanical, electrical and electronical engineers working on the technical side.
The team is completed with management engineers and economists involved in economical management, performance optimization and marketing strategies.
We are followed by some professors who coordinate this particular research group.
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Demonstrating an efficiency increase in PHP performance could leads to future usage of the device in space applications, due to its simple construction and its total liabilities since it would allow a no maintenance device.
To achieve our goals we need the support of many subjects: enterprises, organizations, associations but also individuals who believe in our experiment and who provide the logistic and material support to bring our work in orbit.
Up to now we are in partnership with some of the most important electronical and mechanical companies in Italy: we presented them our project and they believed in us, so they gave us hardware and technical support.
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