Digital MicroPropulsion

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Digital MicroPropulsion

Micro-Spacecraft Array © Aerospace Corporation

Phase I Prototype Digital MicroThruster Array

Exploded View of Phase I Digital MicroThruster Array

Top View of Phase I Digital MicroThruster Stack

Burst Diaphragms

Propellant Layer: Laser Fabricated Photo-Sensitive Glass

Initiator Layer

Initiator: 20 x 400 ?m Resistor

High Speed Video Images of Polysilicon Resistor Firing

Thrust Stand

June 2, 1998 Firing Sequence

August, 1998 Firing Sequence

MicroThruster Data

MicroThruster Test Data

Thrust Repeatability Test Data

Thrust Repeatability Test Data

“Little Bangs” Scientific American

3D Simulation of Cooperating Micro-Spacecraft

Summary

Home Page: http://www.design.caltech.edu/micropropulsion/

Copyright © California Institute of Technology, 1998, 1999