Extended microwave heating and oxygen extraction experiment campaign

Start date

01 December 2022

End date

28 February 2024


This project continues the microwave heating demonstrator payload development, focusing on the microwave cavity and 250W solid-state microwave generator. Through this project, we will:

  1. Conduct extended microwave heating and oxygen extraction experiments using the existing bespoke microwave heating device
  2. Manufacture a prototype of both, establish a barebone system, and validate/evaluate the cavity and generator
  3. Advance the critical mechanisms and subsystems, conduct a trade-off analysis, and generate a TRL map of the microwave heating demonstrator components.

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