Propulsion Unit for CubeSats (PUC) are complete, high-performance, and compact small-satellite propulsion solutions.
The CubeSat High Impulse Propulsion System (CHIPS) leverages CU Aerospace’s high efficiency and compact resistojet technology to significantly boost the performance of standard cold-gas systems.
CUA has developed an electrothermal thruster which consumes an inert polymer propellant fiber.
Engineers at CUA have developed a filament pulsed plasma thruster (FPPT) which consumes PTFE propellant in spooled form, fed with extrusion 3D printer technology like the CUA MVP thruster.
CU Aerospace has tested a proof-of-principle Monopropellant Propulsion Unit for CubeSats (MPUC). Complete catalyzed combustion was demonstrated of a H2O2-based propellant denoted as CMP-8.
CUA developed the Cycle Automated Mass Flow (CAMFlow) system for reliable and well-regulated flow control.
A major advantage of a “propellantless” solar sail is that the need for a relatively massive and expensive propulsive device is avoided.
The THERMOSYS 5.1 Toolbox for MATLAB/Simulink® is a suite of simulation tools for analyzing the behavior of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems (both steady-state and time-dependent).
The BLAZE Multiphysics™ Simulation Suite is comprised of a number of inter-operable and highly scalable parallel finite-volume models for the analysis of complex physical systems dependent upon laminar and turbulent fluid-dynamic.
VascTech Microvascular Composites is being commercialized by CU Aerospace and has been expanded from high strength fibers to include sacrificial extruded sheets and filament for 3D printers.
CUA has launched a new eBook that goes into depth on the Company, Products, and Technologies.
CU Aerospace (CUA) offers experienced engineering services with a very diverse range of capability. CUA additionally offers management services for special situations. Overall, our depth of multi-disciplinary knowledge enables us to address complex engineering problems in a cost-effective and time-expedient manner that few other businesses are able to manage.
To learn more about our services for your application(s), please contact the president of CU Aerospace, Dr. David Carroll at 217-239-1703.