Abstract: A method of creating simulated agglutinate particles by applying a heat source sufficient to partially melt a raw material is provided. The raw material is preferably any lunar soil simulant, crushed mineral, mixture of crushed minerals, or similar material, and the heat source creates localized heating of the raw material.
January 22, 2008
Date of Patent:
November 29, 2011
Orbital Technologies Corporation
Robert J. Gustafson, Marty A. Gustafson, Brant C. White