Micro Electro Mechanical Systems in Space Training course on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Microstructures for Aerospace Applications establishes a strong foundation for current and future practitioners. MEMS is an interdisciplinary field requiring knowledge in electronics, micro-mechanisms, processing, physics, fluidics, packaging, and materials just to name a few of the skills. It is to that group of broad-ranging disciplines that this course is directed. The material is designed and presented for the: systems engineer, flight assurance manager, project lead, technologist, program management, system lead engineers, and others including the scientist searching for new instrumentation capabilities as a practical guide to MEMS in aerospace applications.
The course provides a mix of general background and specific details to envision and support the insertion of MEMS in future flight missions. In order to nurture the vision to use MEMS in micro spacecraft – or even as spacecraft –an overview of the demonstrations of MEMS in space is provided. This highly topical course provides guidelines and materials for the end user to draw upon in order to conceive, implement, integrate, and qualify MEMS for future space missions.
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Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- Role of MEMS and Microsystems in enabling future space craft visions
- Comprehensive understanding of MEMS technology
- Knowledge of the space environment and its effect on MEMS devices
- Insertion points for MEMS in space craft and instrument systems
- Practical insight into nuts and bolts topics such as packaging, materials, handling, and contamination control
- Reliability and Quality Assurance topics
- We can adapt this Micro Electro Mechanical Systems in Space course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this Micro Electro Mechanical Systems in Space course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems in Space course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems in Space course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.
The target audience for this training course:
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Micro Electro Mechanical Systems in Space course are:
- Overview of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems and Microstructures for Aerospace Application. Understanding of MEMS and the MEMS Vision. Space demonstrations of MEMS; past, current, and emerging flight opportunities. Identification of the long-term, disruptive, or revolutionary impacts that MEMS technology has in space applications.
- Fundamentals of MEMS. Understanding of the MEMS fabrication processes. Bulk micromachining, sacrificial surface micromachining, and LIGA. Capability differences include achievable device aspect ratio, materials, complexity, and integration with microelectronics.
- MEMS and the Space Environment. Overview of the space environment and its effects upon the design of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Thermal, mechanical, and chemical effects that impact reliability. Mission environmental influences include radiation, zero gravity, zero pressure, plasma, and atomic oxygen.
- MEMS in Spacecraft and in Science Instruments. Size, power, volume, and weight reduction are offered by micro-machining and the multiple insertion points into spacecraft and science instrumentation. New capabilities and increased functionality of MEMS and Microsystems.
- MEMS in Satellite Subsystems. Satellite subsystems include communication (both RF and Optical), guidance, navigation and control, and thermal and micro propulsion.
- Insertion of MEMS in Aerospace Applications. Materials guidelines, packaging requirements, handling, and contamination control requirements.
- Quality Assurance and Reliability. Review requirements, screening, and qualification regimes. Tailoring requirements for mission success. Terrestrial, launch, and on-orbit reliability concerns.