Accession Number:

ADA415244

Title:

Micro-Thruster Technology for Military Applications

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-25

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Evolving military doctrine continues to impose ever-more-stressing requirements for greater range and enhanced maneuverability of miniature satellites picosats, 1-10 kg-, micro-unmanned air vehicles UAVs, sensor systems, projectiles, and missiles. To meet these requirements, continuing advances in micro-thruster technology are needed to increase thrust, fuel efficiency, thrustersystem controllability, system deployability, and to reduce system weight. Flexibleadaptable micro-thruster technologies that enable on-mission trade-offs between features e.g., fuel efficiency and thrust are also of growing interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE