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[-] show simple item record Raymond, Kris 2012-02-23T19:38:41Z 2012-02-23T19:38:41Z 2011-09 eng
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dc.description.abstract Micro-thrusters created utilizing nano-scale composites of an inorganic oxidizer and metallic fuel source have been shown to provide tunable thrust amplitude at least one order of magnitude higher and tunable durations at least one order of magnitude lower than other energetic materials tested in comparably sized motors. These composites, known as nanothermites, are formed using a wet synthesis technique and then packed into thrusters to varying densities. The performance characteristics of the micro-thruster can be tailored to a wide variety of applications by controlling the nanothermite composition, the thrust motor geometry, and the packing pressure. These potential applications include projectile guidance, micro- and pico-satellite guidance, vehicle collision avoidance systems, and advanced air-bag deployment systems. Potential Areas of Applications: projectile guidance, micro- and pico-satellite guidance, vehicle collision avoidance systems, advanced air-bag deployment systems. Patent Status: Patent Pending. Inventor(s): Clay Staley, Kris Raymond, Adam Drewery, Rajagopalan Thiruvengadathan, Steve Apperson, Keshab Gangopadhyay and Shubhra Gangopadhyay. This presentation was an elevator pitch at the Missouri Technology Expo 2011. en_US
dc.format.extent 7:28 minutes
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Videos (Missouri Technology Expo 2011)
dc.subject nanothermite micro-thrusters en_US
dc.subject projectile guidance en_US
dc.subject micro- and pico-satellite guidance en_US
dc.subject vehicle collision avoidance systems en_US
dc.subject advanced air-bag deployment systems en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aerospace engineering
dc.title Nanothermite Micro-Thrusters en_US
dc.type Video en_US
dc.contributor.meetingname Missouri Technology Expo (2011 : Columbia, Mo.)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Missouri Technology Expo. Missouri Technology Expo 2011

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