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The project goal was to design a storage volume capable of maintaining extremely low temperatures for extended periods of time. The motivation was to support the advancement of space exploration by providing a platform with which to study the effects of extremely cold/cryogenic temperatures on electrical components. However, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed a critical need for extreme cold storage to facilitate the global vaccination effort, with specific vaccines needing to be stored at temperatures as low as -80℃ prior to injection. These two scenarios emphasized the need for a scalable storage transport device designed for testing of components needing extremely low temperatures. The project resulted in the development and design of a modular vessel capable of utilizing various cooling mediums ranging from liquid nitrogen to dry ice by switching out one of the modular components. This allowed for increased flexibility and versatility of the device to be used in various relevant applications while maintaining a standard level of control through sensors and other control components.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • 23076
  • E-project-050621-143303
  • 2021
UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-05-06
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