Dr. Youssef receives $18,354 grant from NASA

Dr. Youssef received a $18,354 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to conduct research on rim driven impeller pumps for space application.

The objective of this proposal is to develop and investigate the technical feasibility of rim driven impeller pumps for space applications. Rim driven thrusters have been recently investigated for propulsion applications to simplify the powertrain/drivetrain systems by integrating the motor and propeller in one unit, which over unprecedented technological flexibility in placement and integration for vehicle mobility and agility. The outcomes of this project include a new architecture for multifunctional cooling/fluid transfer/navigation system.