Nozzle fabrication for Micro Propulsion of a Micro-Satellite

M.C. Louwerse, Henricus V. Jansen, M.N.W. Groenendijk, Michael Curt Elwenspoek

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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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationMME 2008, 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop
    Place of PublicationMunchen, Germany
    PublisherVDI/VDE IT
    Pages45-48
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-00-025529-8
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2008
    Event19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop, MME 2008 - Aachen, Germany
    Duration: 28 Sep 200830 Sep 2008
    Conference number: 19

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherVDI/VDE IT
    NumberWoTUG-31

    Workshop

    Workshop19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop, MME 2008
    Abbreviated titleMME
    CountryGermany
    CityAachen
    Period28/09/0830/09/08

    Keywords

    • EWI-14567
    • METIS-254975
    • IR-65200

    Cite this

    Louwerse, M. C., Jansen, H. V., Groenendijk, M. N. W., & Elwenspoek, M. C. (2008). Nozzle fabrication for Micro Propulsion of a Micro-Satellite. In MME 2008, 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop (pp. 45-48). Munchen, Germany: VDI/VDE IT.