PRECISE focuses on the research and development of a MEMS-based monopropellant micro Chemical Propulsion System (μCPS) for highly accurate attitude control of satellites. The availability of μCPS forms the basis for defining new mission concepts such as formation flying, advanced robotic missions and rendezvous maneuvers. These concepts require propulsion systems for precise attitude and orbit control maneuverability. Basic research will be conducted aiming at improving crucial MEMS technologies required for the propulsion system. Research and development will also focus on the efficiency and reliability of critical system components. System analysis tools will be enhanced to complement the development stages. In addition, application-oriented aspects will be addressed by two endusers who are planning a formation flying mission for which the propulsion system is crucial. Finally, the μCPS will be tested in a simulated space vacuum environment. These experiments will deliver data for the validation of the numerical models.
|Title of host publication||48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2012|
|Event||48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2012 - Atlanta, United States|
Duration: 30 Jul 2012 → 1 Aug 2012
Conference number: 48
|Conference||48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2012|
|Period||30/07/12 → 1/08/12|