Publication Type : Patents
Source : (2011)
Url : https://www.google.com/patents/US20110167795
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.