Pulsed FEEP Thruster With Adjustable ISP For Precision Propulsion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,947.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0006-04-C-7002
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-019-1064
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-019
Small Business Information
ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORPORATIO
2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
836439968
Principal Investigator
 Jochen Schein
 Principal Scientist
 (510) 483-4156
 schein@aasc.net
Business Contact
 Mahadevan Krishnan
Title: President
Phone: (510) 483-4156
Email: krishnan@aasc.net
Research Institution
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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