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Leverone, F.K. (author), Pini, M. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Small satellites are receiving increased recognition in the space domain due to their reduced associated launch costs and shorter lead time when compared to larger satellites. However, this advantage is often at the expense of mission capabilities, such as available electrical power and propulsion. A possible solution is to shift from the...
journal article 2020
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Uludag, M.S. (author), Pallichadath, V. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Radu, S. (author), Chronas Foteinakis, N. (author), Melaika, Antanas (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This papers gives an insight on different sub topics related to a micro-propulsion subsystem for a PocketQube. First, PocketQubes will be introduced and then Delfi-PQ will be presented, providing an overview of the mission for which this micro-propulsion system will be used. Step by step, the paper will explain the subsystem, its challenges,...
conference paper 2019
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de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author), Silvestrini, Stefano (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This brief presents a comprehensive approach for the modeling of micropropulsion systems based on the vaporization of a liquid. The model combines the analytical and empirical relations derived from extensive experimental analysis and fundamental physical laws. This allows modeling of key parameters, such as mass flow rate, for the entire...
journal article 2018
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Pallichadath, V. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Radu, S. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author)
As a further step in the research towards miniaturization of satellite components and sub-systems, the Department of Space Systems Engineering at the Delft University of Technology has recently embarked in the end-to-end engineering of the Delfi-PQ picosatellite platform, designed according to the PocketQube size standard. This new satellite...
conference paper 2018
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Damba, Julius (author), Argente, P. (author), Maldonado, P. E. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Domenech-Garret, J.L. (author), Conde, Luis (author)
Plasma engines for space propulsion generate plasma jets (also denominated plasma plumes) having supersonic ion groups with typical speeds in the order of tens of kilometers per second, which lies between electron and ion thermal speeds. Studies of the stationary plasma expansion process using a four-grid retarding field energy analyzer (RFEA...
journal article 2018
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de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
CubeSats have been extensively used in the past decade as scientific tools, technology demonstrators and for education. Recently, PocketQubes have emerged as an interesting and even smaller alternative to CubeSats. However, both satellite types often lack some key capabilities, such as micropropulsion, in order to further extend the range of...
review 2018
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de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Vaporizing Liquid Microthrusters (VLM) have recently received attention as promising propulsion technology for highly miniaturized spacecraft due to its high thrust levels and low power consumption. This paper presents the results of numerical optimization of the parameters for the design of the heating chamber of VLMs that use water as the...
conference paper 2018
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
A Low-Pressure Micro-Resistojet (LPM) is under development at TU Delft with the intention to provide future nano- and pico-satellites with the necessary capability to execute formation flying maneuvers, orbit change maneuvers, and station keeping. In this particular type of electro-thermal thruster, water is a green propellant of excellent...
conference paper 2018
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Topputo, Francesco (author), Cervone, A. (author), Sundaramoorthy, P.P. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Mestry, S.S. (author), Noomen, R. (author)
The Lunar Meteoroid Impact Observer (LUMIO) is a CubeSat mission to observe, quantify, and characterize the meteoroid impacts by detecting their flashes on the lunar farside. LUMIO is one of the two winners of ESA’s LUCE (Lunar CubeSat for Exploration) SYSNOVA competition, and as such it is being considered by ESA for implementation in the near...
conference paper 2018
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Mani, Karthik Venkatesh (author), Topputo, Francesco (author), Cervone, A. (author)
Interplanetary CubeSats enable universities and smallspacecraft- consortia to pursue low-cost, high-risk and highgain Solar System Exploration missions, especially Mars; for which cost-effective, reliable, and flexible space systems need to be developed. Missions to Mars can be achieved through a) in-situ deployment by a mothership and b) highly...
conference paper 2018
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
There is a clear trend towards the developments of micro-propulsion system to enhance the capabilities of nano- and pico-satellites. A promising propulsion option to meet the strict requirements of these small satellites is the Low-Pressure Micro-Resistojet (LPM) which works under rarefied gas dynamic regime. To simplify the engineering...
journal article 2018
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), van Zeijl, H.W. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Three low pressure micro-resistojets (LPM) with integrated heater and temperature measurement were designed, manufactured and characterized at Delft university of technology. The devices were manufactured using silicon-based micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology including a heater made of molybdenum for better operations at high...
journal article 2017
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de Athayde Costa e Silva, M. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), van Zeijl, H.W. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This paper presents the results of design, manufacturing and characterization of Vaporizing Liquid Microthrusters (VLM) with integrated molybdenum heaters and temperature sensing. The thrusters use water as the propellant and are designed for use in CubeSats and PocketQubes. The devices are manufactured using silicon based MEMS (Micro Electro...
journal article 2017
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Romanelli, G (author), Mignone, Andrea (author), Cervone, A. (author)
Pulsed fusion propulsion might finally revolutionise manned space exploration by providing an affordable and relatively fast access to interplanetary destinations. However, such systems are still in an early development phase and one of the key areas requiring further investigations is the operation of the magnetic nozzle, the device meant to...
journal article 2017
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Mani, K.V. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Hickey, J.P. (author)
An accurate prediction of the performance characteristics of cavitating cryogenic turbopump inducers is essential for an increased reliance on numerical simulations in the early turbopump design stages of liquid rocket engines (LRE). This work focuses on the sensitivities related to the choice of turbulence models on the cavitation prediction in...
journal article 2017
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Cervone, A. (author), Zandbergen, B.T.C. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), van Zeijl, H.W. (author)
The aerospace industry is recently expressing a growing interest in green, safe and non-toxic propellants for the propulsion systems of the new generation of space vehicles, which is especially true in the case of Cubesat micro-propulsion systems. Demanding requirements are associated to the future missions and challenges offered by this class...
journal article 2016
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De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author)
This paper presents a dynamic system approach for the modeling of fluid flow in microchannels to be used in thrust control applications. A micro-resistojet fabricated using MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) technology has been selected for the analysis. The device operates by vaporizing a liquid propellant, in this case water, and expelling...
conference paper 2016
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Cervone, A. (author), Melkert, J.A. (author), Mebus, L.F.M. (author), Saunders, G.N. (author)
Blended education, or “flipping the classroom” is rapidly becoming a mainstream form of teaching within universities. Within Engineering Education, it is popular as it allows more time in-class to focus on hands on activities such as demonstrations and solving complex problems. This paper discusses the effort conducted to restructure, according...
journal article 2016
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Werner, R.M. (author), Knop, T.R. (author), Wink, J (author), Ehlen, J (author), Huijsman, R (author), Powell, S (author), Florea, R. (author), Wieling, W (author), Cervone, A. (author), Zandbergen, B.T.C. (author)
This paper presents the development work of the 10 kN hybrid rocket motor DHX-200 Aurora. The DHX-200 Aurora was developed by Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) to power the Stratos II and Stratos II+ sounding rocket, with the later one being launched in October 2015. Stratos II and Stratos II+ are the flagship projects of DARE, a student...
conference paper 2016
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), Zandbergen, B.T.C. (author), Cervone, A. (author)
This paper presents a dynamic system approach for the modeling of fluid flow in microchannels to be used in thrust control applications. A micro-resistojet fabricated using MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) technology has been selected for the analysis. The device operates by vaporizing a liquid propellant, in this case water, and expelling...
conference paper 2016
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