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Tailoring Laser Propulsion for Future Applications in Space

Eckel, Hans-Albert und Scharring, Stefan (2010) Tailoring Laser Propulsion for Future Applications in Space. In: International Symposium on High Power Laser Ablation 2010, 1278, Seiten 677-688. American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY. High Power Laser Ablation 8, 18.-22. April 2010, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. ISBN 978-0-7354-0828-9. ISSN 0094-243X

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Pulsed laser propulsion may turn out as a low cost alternative for the transportation of small payloads in future. In recent years DLR investigated this technology with the goal of cheaply launching small satellites into low earth orbit (LEO) with payload masses on the order of 5 to 10 kg. Since the required high power pulsed laser sources are yet not at the horizon, DLR focused on new applications based on available laser technology. Space-borne, i.e. in weightlessness, there exist a wide range of missions requiring small thrusters that can be propelled by laser power. This covers space logistic and sample return missions as well as position keeping and attitude control of satellites. First, a report on the proof of concept of a remote controlled laser rocket with a thrust vector steering device integrated in a parabolic nozzle will be given. Second, the road from the previous ground-based flight experiments in earth’s gravity using a 100-J class laser to flight experiments with a parabolic thruster in an artificial 2D-zero gravity on an air cushion table employing a 1-J class laser and, with even less energy, new investigations in the field of laser micro propulsion will be reviewed.

Dokumentart:Konferenzbeitrag (Vortrag, Paper)
Titel:Tailoring Laser Propulsion for Future Applications in Space
Autoren:
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-Adresse der Autoren
Eckel, Hans-Alberthans-albert.eckel@dlr.de
Scharring, Stefanstefan.scharring@dlr.de
Datum:2010
Erschienen in:International Symposium on High Power Laser Ablation 2010
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In ISI Web of Science:Ja
Band:1278
Seitenbereich:Seiten 677-688
Herausgeber:
HerausgeberInstitution und/oder E-Mail-Adresse der Herausgeber
Phipps, ClaudePhotonic Associates, LLC
Verlag:American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY
Name der Reihe:AIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN:0094-243X
ISBN:978-0-7354-0828-9
Status:veröffentlicht
Stichwörter:Laser propulsion, Free flight experiments, Steering, Lightcraft, Parabolic thruster, Impulse coupling coefficient, Remote control, Laser ablation, Microgravity, Air cushion table.
Veranstaltungstitel:High Power Laser Ablation 8
Veranstaltungsort:Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Veranstaltungsart:internationale Konferenz
Veranstaltungsdatum:18.-22. April 2010
Veranstalter :Claude Phipps, Photonic Associates LLC
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Verkehr
HGF - Programm:Luftfahrt
HGF - Programmthema:Starrflügler
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Luftfahrt
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:L AR - Starrflüglerforschung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):L - Laserforschung und -technologie
Standort: Stuttgart
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Technische Physik
Hinterlegt von: Stefan Scharring
Hinterlegt am:19 Sep 2012 14:29
Letzte Änderung:12 Dez 2013 21:46

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