Nano-carbon based vacuum nano-electronic emitters for nano-satellite propulsion

M. P. Nirupama, Ashok Bhattacharya, Shounak De, B. S. Satyanarayana

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In the age of Internet of Things (IoT), enabled by Information and Communication Technology (ICT), small satellites area expected to play a major role as facilitator. The small satellites has further got a fillip on account of the advancement in the field of science and technology of field assisted electron emission which enables the propulsion of such small satellites. Especially the feasibility of nano carbon based, with high aspect ratio, self aligned structured, chemically stable, low power operating, miniaturization and improved life time, the Field Emission Electrical Propulsion (FEEP) has enhanced the interest in nano and pico satellites. Presented in this study is a brief overview of design, development and establishing of local capability for material and field emission device/array growth, characterization facility for emitters, design and development of arrays, to packaging and development of small satellites in an academic environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIVNC 2015 - Technical Digest
Subtitle of host publication28th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467393577
Publication statusPublished - 26-08-2015
Event28th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2015 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 13-07-201517-07-2015


Conference28th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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