Electromagnetic calibration system for sub-micronewton torsional thrust stand

J. K. Lam, S. C. Koay, K. H. Cheah

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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event1st AEROS Conference 2017 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Dec 2017 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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