Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
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.
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
Appears in Collections:Energie-Umweltmanagement

SFX Query Show full item record

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
checked on Jul 25, 2021

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.