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Design and fabrication of MEMS-based micropropulsion devices at JPL
Author(s): Juergen Mueller; Eui-Hyeok Yang; Amanda A. Green; Victor White; Indrani Chakraborty; Robert H. Reinicke
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Paper Abstract

The development and fabrication of microfabricated propulsion components at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is reviewed. These include a vaporizing liquid micro-thruster, which vaporizes propellant to produce thrust. Thrust performances of 32 (mu) N for an input power of 0.8 W were measured. Miniature solenoid and latch valves are being developed by Moog, Inc. in collaboration with JPL.

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Date Published: 2 October 2001
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4558, Reliability, Testing, and Characterization of MEMS/MOEMS, (2 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443018
Show Author Affiliations
Juergen Mueller, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eui-Hyeok Yang, Jet Propuslion Lab. (United States)
Amanda A. Green, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Victor White, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Indrani Chakraborty, Siwave Corp. (United States)
Robert H. Reinicke, Moog Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4558:
Reliability, Testing, and Characterization of MEMS/MOEMS
Rajeshuni Ramesham, Editor(s)

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