MEMS Microthruster Digital Propulsion System

8/27/98


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MEMS Microthruster Digital Propulsion System

MEMS Digital Propulsion Microthrusters Have Advantages

Digital Propulsion Concept is Refined Through Three Hardware Builds

MEMS Digital Propulsion Microthrusters Prototype Have Modular Design

MEMS Digital Propulsion Microthrusters Prototype Have Modular Design

Top Dice Contains Diaphragms and Nozzles

Middle Dice Contains Propellant Plenum

Bottom Dice Contains Several Heater/Ignitor Variants 1A

Bottom Dice Contains Several Heater/Ignitor Variants 1B

Bottom Dice Contains Several Heater/Ignitor Variants 1C

Bottom Dice Contains Several Heater/Ignitor Variants 1D

Thrust Stand Components Have Been Fabricated

Prototype Digital Propulsion System Has No Umbilicals

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