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The minimum impulse thruster

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dc.contributor.author Parker, J. Morgan
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-05T23:17:04Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-05T23:17:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-05
dc.identifier.citation 53rd JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, Monterey, California, December 5-8, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-3438
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40187
dc.description.abstract The Minimum Impulse Thruster (MIT) was developed to improve the state-of-the-art minimum impulse capability of hydrazine monopropellant thrusters. Specifically, a new fast response solenoid valve was developed, capable of responding to a much shorter electrical pulse width, thereby reducing the propellant flow time and the minimum impulse bit. The new valve was combined with the Aerojet MR-103, 0.2 Ibf (0.9 N) thruster and put through an extensive bqualification test program, resulting in a factor of 5 reduction in the minimum impulse bit, from roughly 1 .I milli-lbf-seconds (5 milliNewton seconds) to - 0.22 milli-lbf-seconds (1 mN-s). To maintain it's extensive heritage, the thruster itself was left unchanged. The Minimum Impulse Thruster provides mission and spacecraft designers new design options for precision pointing and precision translation of spacecraft. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2445521 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject Minimum en
dc.subject Impluse en
dc.subject thruster en
dc.title The minimum impulse thruster en
dc.type Preprint en


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