B/Ti multilayer reactive igniter for micro solid rocket array thruster

Shuji Tanaka, Kazuyuki Kondo, Hiroto Habu, Akihito Itoh, Masashi Watanabe, Keiichi Hori, Masayoshi Esashi

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Abstract

In this study, reactive B/Ti multilayer igniters were investigated for the noncontact ignition of a micro solid rocket array thruster in vacuum. When current is supplied to the B/Ti multilayer igniter, the chemical reaction: 2B + Ti → TiB2 + 1320 cal/g occurs, and high temperature plasma is discharged to a distance of several millimeters or more. The B/Ti multilayer igniters with 3 sizes were fabricated, and tested in 6 configurations of solid propellant. Although one rocket with ignition charge was ignited successfully, the noncontact ignition of the solid propellant was not achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - CIS Workshops 2007, 2007 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security Workshops, CISW 2007
Pages887-890
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event20th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2007 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2007 Jan 212007 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other20th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2007
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period07/1/2107/1/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tanaka, S., Kondo, K., Habu, H., Itoh, A., Watanabe, M., Hori, K., & Esashi, M. (2007). B/Ti multilayer reactive igniter for micro solid rocket array thruster. In Proceedings - CIS Workshops 2007, 2007 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security Workshops, CISW 2007 (pp. 887-890). [4433181] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)).