OVERVIEW

The AIS-PFV1 Piezoelectric Fuel Valve is a highly modular and integrated custom fuel control solution specifically designed for the AIS-ADAMANT Series systems. The compact valve uses the same 50mm diameter form factor as the AIS-SFDS Sublimation Fuel Delivery System, as well as various ADAMANT Series thrusters like the AIS-EHT1 Micro End-Hall Thruster, while only adding an additional 7mm of height to the fuel tank and thruster stack assembly. The fuel valve revolves around a simple piezoelectric element to block sublimated Adamantane gas from the SFDS until ready to fire the thruster. At less than 1W required power, directly integrating with the SFDS and thruster design, the PFV1 offers the ultimate compact fuel control solution at extraordinarily low cost and power budget.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • System Type: Piezoelectric Fuel Valve
  • Fuel: Adamantane
  • Power: <1W
  • # of Rated Cycles: 1×10^8
  • Blocking Force: 1.5N
  • Response Time: TBD
  • Mass: TBD
  • Size: 50mm D x 7mm H
  • Compatible Systems: AIS-SFDS, AIS-EHT1, AIS-AHT1
  • Test Readiness Level (TRL): 3
  • Status: ACTIVE

DESIGN FILES

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ENGINEERING TEST REPORTS

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GALLERY

AIS-PFV1 Piezoelectric Fuel Valve Gallery

VACUUM TEST PLATFORM

Micro Propulsion Testing Chamber

UPDATE LOG

  • 01/20/2021 – First conceptual CAD models of the AIS-PFV1 revealed
  • 01/28/2021 – 3D printed parts for first prototype arrived from Xometry
  • System Type: Fuel Valve
  • Actuator: Piezoelectric
  • Fuel: Adamantane
  • Status: Ongoing