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Nanothermite thrusters with a nanothermite propellant

Publication Type : Patents

Source : (2011)

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electronics and Communication

Year : 2011

Abstract : In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides a thruster that utilizes a nanothermite material as a propellant. The thruster generally includes a body having at least one sidewall and a bottom wall that define a propellant chamber having a closed repulsion end and an opposing open exhaust end. The thruster additionally includes a nanothermite propellant configured within the propellant chamber to have a selected density that dictates a reaction propagation rate of the nanothermite propellant such that the reaction propagation rate will have a selected one of two distinctly different force-time profiles.

Cite this Research Publication : S. Gangopadhyay, Apperson, S., Gangopadhyay, K., Dr. T. Rajagopalan, and Bezmelnitsyn, A., “Nanothermite thrusters with a nanothermite propellant”, 2011.

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