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Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity

Description The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) is part of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen. In September 1985, the institute was established as a research center mainly concentrated on the investigation of phenomena under conditions of weightlessness and issues related to space research and space technologies. Within only a few years ZARM became the largest and one of the most important university institutes for space research in Europe. ZARM employs about 70 scientists, engineers and administrative staff as well as many students from different departments like production engineering, physical sciences, mathematics or information technologies. The predominant facility of ZARM is the Drop Tower Bremen with a height of 146 m, which offers the opportunity for short-term experiments under high-quality conditions of weightlessness (microgravity). Among the drop tower experiments in microgravity ZARM's 30g - Centrifuge has the ability to provide conditions of hypergravity for experiments and especially for tests of aerospace components. In order to conduct short-term mechanical stress tests or long-term material fatigue tests a Vibration Test Laboratory (Shaker Test Stand) is available for the industry as well as for scientific customers at ZARM. Furthermore, customers may also utilize a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel, a Circulating Water Tunnel and a Hot Wind Tunnel for the experimental investigation of phenomenas in fluid mechanics and processes of combustion, respectively.
URL http://www.zarm.uni-bremen.de
Status Operational since 1985
Scientific Domains Biological and Medical Sciences
Material Sciences and Analytical Facilities
Physical Sciences and Engineering
RI Categorization Research Facilities
Location Am Fallturm, Bremen, 28359, Germany
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15744