Monofilament Vaporization Propulsion (MVP)
by CU Aerospace
CUA has developed an electric heating thruster that consumes the Inactive Polymer Propellant Fiber. This patented technology retains performance characteristics that compete with other hot gas systems, but dramatically reduces costs and eliminates range safety concerns, improving access to micropropulsion. CUA's Monofilament Vaporization Propulsion (MVP) utilizes extrusion 3D printer technology to supply and melt polymer propellants for evaporation and heating up to 750K using CUA's compact resistojet technology. Despite undergoing depolymerization and two separate phase changes, the system's power requirements are manageable, with an average specific impulse of 0.10 mN / W and a maximum specific impulse of over 100 seconds with short combustion. Is shown.