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Microengineered cold gas thruster system for a co-orbiting satellite assistant (COSA)
Author(s): Adam Huang; William W. Hansen; Siegfried W. Janson; Henry Helvajian
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Paper Abstract

Miniaturization technologies such as Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have been used to fabricate a prototype 100-gm class cold gas propulsion system suitable for use on a Co-Orbiting Satellite Assistant (COSA). The propulsion system is fabricated from bonded layers of photostructurable glass (Foturan glass; the design is based on fabricating integrated modular parts. Thus, the propulsion system is mass producible, expandable, expendable (low unit cost), and highly integrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4559, MEMS Components and Applications for Industry, Automobiles, Aerospace, and Communication, (1 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443032
Show Author Affiliations
Adam Huang, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
William W. Hansen, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Siegfried W. Janson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Henry Helvajian, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4559:
MEMS Components and Applications for Industry, Automobiles, Aerospace, and Communication
Henry Helvajian; Siegfried W. Janson; Franz Laermer, Editor(s)

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