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Electrodynamic Tether Technology for Passive Consumable-less Deorbit Kit

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Project "E.T.PACK" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID 

Organization address
address: CALLE MADRID 126
city: GETAFE (MADRID)
postcode: 28903
website: http://www.uc3m.es

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 3˙039˙977 €
 EC max contribution 2˙999˙999 € (99%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.1. (FET Open)
 Code Call H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-03-01   to  2022-05-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID ES (GETAFE (MADRID)) coordinator 468˙587.00
2    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN DE (DRESDEN) participant 699˙275.00
3    SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA ES (GETXO) participant 643˙659.00
4    FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. DE (MUNCHEN) participant 638˙975.00
5    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA IT (PADOVA) participant 401˙125.00
6    ADVANCED THERMAL DEVICES S.L. ES (ALCORCON) participant 148˙377.00

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 Project objective

The Low Work-function Tether (LWT) is a long conductive tape coated with a material that enhances thermionic and photoelectric electron emissions. It enables spacecraft to de-orbit and/or re-boost without the need for consumables. It interacts passively with its environment (ambient plasma, magnetic field and solar radiation) to exchange momentum with the planet’s magnetosphere. E.T.PACK aims at developing a proof of concept for LWTs by breaking through and combining the current frontier of knowledge in three fields: plasma physics, low work function material science and space tethers. These will be integrated into a deorbit kit and a flight simulator for mission analysis. The kit aims to reach Technology Readiness Level 4 and will have two modes of operation: as a fully passive LWT and as a conventional electrodynamic tether equipped with an active hollow-cathode (backup mode). A new coating process for the electride, C12A7 ([Ca24Al28O64]4(4e-)), will be developed, and used to manufacture a LWT demonstrator. The C12A7 and its extraordinary properties will be also applied to the hollow cathode of the kit, which will include a novel deployment mechanism specifically designed for LWT applications. The complex current exchange of LWTs with the ambient plasma under space-charge-conditions will be studied theoretically, and used to develop accurate simulators. The theory-experiment comparisons will lead to a solid framework for LWT operation and constraints, including thermal, mechanical, optical, electrical, ATOX and UV resistance, and survivability. Hitherto impossible mission scenarios will be explored, thus opening up new horizons in space science and technology. These interdisciplinary activities, placed at the cutting edge of their fields and highly interdependent, make E.T.PACK a high-risk project. This is fully compensated by its potential impact: Europe being the first with access to a reversible in-space propulsion technology free of consumables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 G. Sánchez-Arriaga, J.R. Sanmartín
Electrical model and optimal design scheme for low work-function tethers in thrust mode
published pages: 105519, ISSN: 1270-9638, DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2019.105519
Aerospace Science and Technology 96 2020-04-21
2020 G. Sanchez-Arriaga, S. Naghdi
Ionospheric Experiment with a Low Work Function Tether Loop
published pages: 212-221, ISSN: 1533-3884, DOI: 10.2514/1.g004746
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 43/2 2020-04-21
2019 Wätzig, Katja; Rost, Axel; Schilm, Jochen; Tajmar, M.; Michaelis, Alexander
Contacting Methods for C12A7 Electride Ceramic
published pages: , ISSN: 2190-9385, DOI: 10.4416/JCST2019-00032
Fraunhofer IKTS 1 2020-04-21

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