Nanotech 2014 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2014 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2014: MEMS, Fluidics, Bio Systems, Medical, Computational & Photonics

MEMS & NEMS Devices & Applications Chapter 1

Nanotechnology-Enabled Microthrusters:Nanoenergetic Materials and MEMS Paradigm

Authors: I. Puchades, M. Hobosyan, L.F. Fuller, F. Liu, S. Thakur, K.S. Martirosyan, S.E. Lyshevski

Affilation: Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

Pages: 29 - 32

Keywords: nanotechnology, nanoenergetics, MEMS, microsystems, microthrusters

Abstract:
Microthrusters are used in flight and underwater platforms. The MEMS-technology microthrusters with nanostructured energetic composites increase thrust-to-weight ratio and ensure the overall requirements. The integrated MEMS micromachining ensures fabrication simplicity, affordability, robustness, integrability, compatibility and lead to other advantages as compared to conventional solutions. Solid-fuel microthrusters are suitable in a wide range of applications, such as payload delivery, stabilization, guidance, navigation, etc. This paper reports the application of micro- and nanotechnologies. The high-energy-density nanostructured materials are encapsulated in silicon-micromachined voids. To ensure the overall functionality, the system-level solution is achieved by integrating of synthesized nanoenergetic materials using MEMS.


ISBN: 978-1-4822-5827-1
Pages: 570
Hardcopy: $209.95

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