A modular assembly method of a feed and thruster system for Cubesats

M.C. Louwerse, Henricus V. Jansen, Michael Curt Elwenspoek

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    A modular assembly method for devices based on micro system technology is presented. The assembly method forms the foundation for a miniaturized feed and thruster system as part of a micro propulsion unit working as a simple blow-down system of a rocket engine. The micro rocket is designed to be used for constellation maintenance of Cubesats, which measure 10 × 10 × 10 cm and have a mass less than 1 kg. The feed and thruster system contains an active valve, control electronics, a particle filter and an axisymmetric converging–diverging nozzle, all fabricated as separate modules. A novel method is used to integrate these modules by placing them on or in a glass tube package. The assembly method is
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)115011
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of micromechanics and microengineering
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2010


    • METIS-271105
    • EWI-18710
    • IR-73907

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