Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11790/237
Title: Micro-Propulsion and Power Developments at AIT
Other Titles: Micropulsion Developments at AIT
Authors: Keding, Marcus 
Tajmar, Martin 
Scharlemann, Carsten 
Keywords: FEEP;PPT;Chemical Propulsion;Micro Turbine;Stirling Engine
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2009
Source: PowerMems 2009
Abstract: The increasing application of micro-satellites (from 10 kg up to 100 kg) as well as CubeSats for a rising number of various missions demands the development of miniaturized propulsion systems. The Austrian Institute of Technology is developing a number of micropropulsion technologies including both electric and chemical thrusters targeting high-performance at small scales. Our electric propulsion developments include FEEP thrusters with thrust ranges from μN to mN using highly-integrated clusters of indium Liquid-Metal-Ion Sources providing ultralow thrust noise and long-term stability, as well as the development of a micro PPT thruster enabling pointing capabilities for CubeSats. For chemical thrusters, we are developing novel micro-monopropellant thrusters with several hundred mN as well as a 1-3 N bi-propellant micro rocket engine using green propellants and high specific impulse performance. This paper will give an overview of our micropropulsion developments highlighting performance as well as possible applications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11790/237
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
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