Power MEMS and Microengines1990-1999
Document TypeConference Proceeding
AbstractMIT is developing a MEMS-based gas turbine generator. Based on high speed rotating machinery, this 1 cm diameter by 3 mm thick SiC heat engine is designed to produce 10-20 W of electric power while consuming 10 grams/hr of H2. Later versions may produce up to 100 W using hydrocarbon fuels. The combustor is now operating and an 80 W micro-turbine has been fabricated and is being tested. This engine can be considered the first of a new class of MEMS device, power MEMS, which are heat engines operating at power densities similar to those of the best large scale devices made today.
Citation InformationAlan H. Epstein, Stephen D. Senturia, G. K. Ananthasuresh, Arturo A. Ayon, et al.. "Power MEMS and Microengines" (1997)
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