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Aerospace applications of MEMS
Author(s): Siegfried W. Janson
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Paper Abstract

MEMS offer ultra-low mass, low-power components which may integrated into a variety of aerospace systems. Aerospace-specific MEMS are limited by the relatively small size of the aerospace vehicle market compared to traditional MEMS markets such as automobiles and home computers. Nevertheless, significant applications such as inertial guidance, micro-vehicle propulsion, and active antennas will drive evolution of existing MEMS technologies to meet these needs. MEMS enable many near-term micro-vehicle concepts, and possible mid-to-far term applications such as aerodynamic skin flow control and active aerospace structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5717, MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications II, (22 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.601836
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Siegfried W. Janson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5717:
MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications II
Albert K. Henning, Editor(s)

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