Fast-Impulse Solid Fuel Miniature Thruster
Department of Defense
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AbstractA Fast Impulse Solid Fuel Miniature Thruster system will be developed for a specific application beneficial to the US Army. The selection of right nanoenergetic material will be done from various fuel-oxidizer systems to obtain thrust and specific impulse as required by the application. Fine-tuning the selected material will be done to match the established scaling law. A suitable design and manufacturing method for thruster motors will be developed. The on-chip ignition system and different loading methods of nanoenergetics in the motor chamber will be studied. The thrust performance and sensitivity requirements for the nanothermites will be defined based on the results of simulation and testing. A suitable business plan has been developed to make the project commercially viable.
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