SFB1667, B03: Porous Structures as Atomic Oxygen Trap

Research project within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1667 " Advancing Technologies of Very Low Altitude Satellites (ATLAS)" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) - Project number 516238647


An improved collector efficiency for atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion systems can be achieved by using porous structures. The occurring rarefied non-equilibrium flows and sorption processes within porous structures will be described in detail microscopically using the particle-based DSMC code PICLas. Based on these findings, methods for efficient scaling to macroscopic structures will be developed and evaluated, realizing effective relationships between networks of pore bodies with a fast but faithful surrogate model.


Project leaders

Dr.-Ing. Martin Schneider
apl. Prof. Dr.rer.nat Bernd Flemisch
Dr.-Ing. Marcel Pfeiffer (IRS)


Wontae Lee (M.Sc.)




This image shows Bernd Flemisch

Bernd Flemisch

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Professor for Simulation Technology

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Martin Schneider


Academic Staff

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Won Tae Lee


Academic Staff

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