Design of a 1-N monopropellant thruster for testing of new hydrogen peroxide decomposition technologies

Thim Franken, Ferran Valencia-Bel, Botchu Vara Siva Jyoti, Barry Zandbergen

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Since there is a high interest in the use of green propellants, hydrogen peroxide is coming back after once making place for the rise of Hydrazine in monopropellant propulsion systems. Typically, these thrusters are outfitted with catalyst beds. A fully modular 1N thruster is designed to provide the capability of testing and comparing the performance of different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, different catalysts as well as new technologies in an attempt to resolve the disadvantages associated with the use of catalyst beds. A preliminary baseline design of a catalytic thruster has been created. This will be followed by the design of a secondary decomposition chamber for new technologies, a propellant feed system, a test setup and a test plan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAerospace Europe Conference 2020; BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 25-28 February 2020
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAerospace Europe Conference 2020 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 25 Feb 202028 Feb 2020


ConferenceAerospace Europe Conference 2020
Abbreviated titleAES 2020
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  • Alternative technologies
  • Catalyst
  • Decomposition
  • Green Propulsion
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Monopropellant


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