HAMMER

Status: Active

High Applicability of Magnetic Motion Experimental Research (HAMMER)

HAMMER is a multinational fundamental research project conducted by students from Lule√• University of Technology, LTU, Sweden. The aim of the project is to investigate the applicability of ferrofluids and other fluids, that are susceptible to electro-magnetic fields, in space applications. The project started in October of 2021 and consists of 18 highly motivated students from 7 different nations all over the globe.

The field of ferrofluids and their application in space is an area in which there is currently much exciting new ground being broken. HAMMER aims to contribute to this and develop into continuous projects for this field of study for LTU and their future research. This project aims to evolve from experiments around the manipulation of ferrofluids on the ground to conducting more on various different platforms, Such as microgravity capable drop towers, parabolic flights,
sounding rockets, free falling units etc. These are considered the most practical and informative methods to investigate the fluid behaviour in microgravity environments and space conditions.

Payload/science

”Our experiment will explore the science behind ferrofluids and how they can aid the research surrounding reaction wheels and attitude control. The torque will be generated by a circular motion initiated by solenoids. They will create a magnetic field pulling the ferrofluid towards them.”

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