Gas-Driven Microturbine

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

The present invention is directed to a means of fabricating a gas-driven microturbine that is capable of providing autonomous propulsion in which the rapidly moving gases are directed through a micromachined turbine to power mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical devices by direct mechanical linkage of turbo-electric generator components in a domain ranging from tenths of micrometers to thousands of micrometers. By optimally selecting monopropellants or bipropellants to be the fuel set, a more efficient gas-driven microturbine can be realized from the increased mass flow rate of the gas stream due to the higher combustion reaction energies of these fuel sets. Additionally, ... continued below

Physical Description

31 p.

Creation Information

Sniegowski, Jeffrey J.; Rodgers, Murray S.; McWhorter, Paul J.; Aeschliman, Daniel P. & Miller, William M. July 14, 1999.

Context

This patent is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 12 times. More information about this patent can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this patent or its content.

Sponsor

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this patent. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

  • Added Title: Gas-Driven Microturbine [Continuation-in-part of application Serial No. 08/773,148]
  • Main Title: Gas-Driven Microturbine

Description

The present invention is directed to a means of fabricating a gas-driven microturbine that is capable of providing autonomous propulsion in which the rapidly moving gases are directed through a micromachined turbine to power mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical devices by direct mechanical linkage of turbo-electric generator components in a domain ranging from tenths of micrometers to thousands of micrometers. By optimally selecting monopropellants or bipropellants to be the fuel set, a more efficient gas-driven microturbine can be realized from the increased mass flow rate of the gas stream due to the higher combustion reaction energies of these fuel sets. Additionally, compressed gas can be utilized to provide a high-flow gas stream for the gas-driven microturbine. The present invention is adaptable to many defense and non-defense applications, including the provision of mechanical power for miniature devices such as fans, geared mechanisms, mechanical linkages, actuators, bio-medical procedures, manufacturing, industrial, aviation, computers, safety systems, and electrical generators.

Physical Description

31 p.

Notes

OSTI as DE00807953

Patent File Date: 1999 Jul 14

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this patent in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Report No.: PATENTS-US-A9516600
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 807953
  • Government Documents No.: 08/773148
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc733658

Collections

This patent is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this patent?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this patent.

Submitted Date

  • July 14, 1999

Creation Date

  • July 14, 1999

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 18, 2015, 6:40 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this patent last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 12

Interact With This Patent

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Viewing

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

International Image Interoperability Framework

IIF Logo

We support the IIIF Presentation API

Sniegowski, Jeffrey J.; Rodgers, Murray S.; McWhorter, Paul J.; Aeschliman, Daniel P. & Miller, William M. Gas-Driven Microturbine, patent, July 14, 1999; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc733658/: accessed August 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.