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Accession Number ADA564003
Title Contamination and Micropropulsion Technology.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 135p
Personal Author A. Ketsdever N. Gimelshein S. Gimelshein T. Lilly
Abstract The growing interest in the use of microspacecraft within government and industry is driving a critical need for new propulsion systems capable of fulfilling a wide range of mission requirements. The applicability of each propulsion system is highly mission dependent and subject to system constraints. The purpose of this research was to investigate the design, fabrication, and microspacecraft systems limitations associated with the scaling of micropropulsion devices.
Keywords Contamination
Design criteria
Plane wave diffraction
Propulsion systems
Vacuum energy
Vacuum fluctuations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 81G - Rocket Engines & Motors
84G - Unmanned Spacecraft
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Edwards AFB, CA. Propulsion Directorate West.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final technical rept. 25 Oct 2004-28 Apr 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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