Pulsed FEEP Thruster With Adjustable ISP For Precision Propulsion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,947.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-04-C-7002
Award Id:
69510
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-019-1064
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836439968
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein
Principal Scientist
(510) 483-4156
schein@aasc.net
Business Contact:
Mahadevan Krishnan
President
(510) 483-4156
krishnan@aasc.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
AASC proposes to develop a pulsed field emisson electric propulsion system with adjustable specific impulse for microsatellites. A multiemitter liquid metal ion source array is paired with an innovative pulsing network that allows ion emission to be switched using pulses of a few hundred volts. A new automated system is proposed to ensure high effciency over a wide range of ISP. The phase I will develop and test a prototype system to prove the concept. The phase II effort will scale this system up using MEMS technology.

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