µFCU

Miniaturized Flow Control Unit

 Coordinatore AST ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH 

 Organization address address: ZEPPELINSTRASSE 9B
city: STUHR
postcode: 28816

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hans-Peter
Cognome: Harmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 421 871 821 52

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Sito del progetto http://www.microfcu.com/
 Totale costo 2˙059˙936 €
 EC contributo 1˙428˙212 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2011-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-12-01   -   2013-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AST ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

 Organization address address: ZEPPELINSTRASSE 9B
city: STUHR
postcode: 28816

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hans-Peter
Cognome: Harmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 421 871 821 52

DE (STUHR) coordinator 567˙485.56
2    STAIGER GMBH & CO KG

 Organization address address: Johannes-Biegstrasse 8
city: Erligheim
postcode: 74391

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Marc
Cognome: Staiger
Email: send email
Telefono: 49714327070

DE (Erligheim) participant 342˙160.00
3    RHP-TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO KG

 Organization address address: FORSCHUNGS UND TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GEBAUDE CA
city: SEIBERSDORF
postcode: 2444

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Erich
Cognome: Neubauer
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 2255 2060010

AT (SEIBERSDORF) participant 265˙742.00
4    TransMIT Gesellschaft fuer Technologietransfer mbH

 Organization address address: Kerkrader Strasse 3
city: GIESSEN
postcode: 35394

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Haberland
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 641 9436422

DE (GIESSEN) participant 128˙418.00
5    INNOVATIVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AG

 Organization address address: INDUSTRIESTRASSE 2
city: WATTWIL
postcode: 9630

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Schönstein
Email: send email
Telefono: 41719877383
Fax: 41719877377

CH (WATTWIL) participant 124˙406.45

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spa    electric    components    related    gases    noble    flow    board    micro    space    fcu    technologies    advisory    cots    industry    reduce    missions    xenon   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'This proposal is related to FP7 space call 2011 - SPA.2011.2.2-02 (Space critical technologies). The purpose of the proposed work is the development of a miniaturized flow control unit (µFCU) for noble gases like xenon. The proposed technology is relevant to the call as it is listed in the Urgent Action List (ID 13). It is requested by space industry and agencies according ESTER database (e.g. ref. T-8117, T-8119). The new development shall reduce Europe's dependency from other space fairing nations by using only European components.

From a technical point of view, the proposal is also related to SPA.2011.2.2-01 (Space transportation technologies) as it enables electric micropropulsion systems for new mission classes.

The μFCU design is based on a component-of-the-shelf (COTS) approach. The core components and technologies have already been developed for ground applications. They have a high reliability background like medicine, chemical industry or even space. These components will be modified for space applications and for the changed operational and environmental parameter range.

This new development shall outperform existing technologies with respect to mass reduction, leak tightness, drift and long term stability. Furthermore, it shall reduce complexity, driver electronics requirements and AIT effort and therefore will reduce cost. Further cost reduction shall be achieved by modularity, use of COTS and integration of for flow lines controllers into one device.

The design of the µFCU is driven by costumer requirements. Key customer already agreed to join an Advisory Board. The Advisory Board shall support the project by defining reference missions and by reviewing the design.

The Consortium has a strong focus on SMEs with first experiences in space business. Some partners already have a strong and long term involvement in space component and subsystem development.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Miniaturisation has always been an issue in space technology, since weight reduction is in constant demand. A new miniaturised flow control unit for noble gases like xenon produces electric propulsion for smaller missions.

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