to PowerMEMS.- System Design Considerations and Device Overview.- Materials, Structures and Packaging.- Microengine Fabrication.- Fabrication of Microscale Rotating Magnetic Machines.- High-Speed Gas Bearings for Micro-Turbomachinery.- Thermofluidics and Turbomachinery.- Motors and Generators.- Microcombustors for Rotating Machinery.
The collaboration and research that was developed to produce the MIT Gas Turbine Engine are described in this book. Both the engine and generator are fabricated from silicon using a combination of bulk and surface microfabrication technologies. The book discusses the technical details that have gone into producing the engine and the overall systems-level tradeoffs, in particular its motor compressors and turbine generators, and the decisions that have been made.
Describes how turbine generators, motor compressors, rocket motors and combustors have been used as energy sources at the MEMS scale
Discusses in great detail how to model and manage systems-level trade-offs in complex MEMS devices using the gas turbine engine, and in particular its motor compressors and turbine generators
Provides a detailed discussion of the critical integration and design decisions that must take place when building a power supply at the MEMs scale
Contributing authors are mostly at MIT and are the pioneers and leading researchers in the field of Power MEMs