Electromagnetic calibration system for sub-micronewton torsional thrust stand

J. K. Lam, S. C. Koay, Kean How Cheah

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Abstract

It is critical for a micropropulsion system to be evaluated. Thrust stands are widely recognised as the instrument to complete such tasks. This paper presents the development of an alternative electromagnetic calibration technique for thrust stands. Utilising the commercially made voice coils and permanent magnets, the proposed system is able to generate repeatable and also consistent steady-state calibration forces at over four orders of magnitude (30 - 23000 μN). The system is then used to calibrate a custom-designed torsional thrust stand, where its inherent ability in ease of setup is well demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume270
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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