Nozzle fabrication for Micro Propulsion of a Micro-Satellite


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Louwerse, M.C. and Jansen, H.V. and Groenendijk, M.N.W. and Elwenspoek, M.C. (2008) Nozzle fabrication for Micro Propulsion of a Micro-Satellite. In: 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop, MME 2008, 28-30 September 2008, Aachen, Germany.

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Abstract:To enable formation flying of micro satellites, small sized propulsion systems are required. Our research focuses on the miniaturization of a feeding and thruster system by means of micro system technology (MST). Three fabrication methods have been investigated to make a conical converging-diverging nozzle. These methods are reactive ion etching, femtosecond laser machining (FLM) and a combination of powderblasting and heat treatment. It is shown that the latter two methods are very promising.
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