'High Performance Microthrusters for Microsatellites
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DOD / USAF
The Phase I effort demonstrated viability of developing a new chemical propulsion system on a scale that is suitable for microsatellites. A preliminary micropropulsion system complete with a high Isp propellant, catalyst, combustion chamber, and exhaustnozzle was outlined, and component materials were identified.In the Phase II program Sienna Technologies, Inc., and the University of Washington propose to characterize the proposed propellants, to design and fabricate microthrusters, and to conduct thrust tests in preparation for implementation in microsatellites.
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Research Institution Information:
Sienna Technologies, Inc.
19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072
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University of Washington
3935 University Way NE JM-24
Seattle, WA 98195
Donald W. Allen
Nonprofit college or university