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Welcome to PEPL

News and Highlights

September 2014: Check out our new publications from: 50th Joint Propulsion Conference and 41st IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science.

March 2014: Congratulations to Mike Sekerak on successfully defending his dissertation: "Plasma Oscillations and Operational Modes in Hall Effect Thrusters."

January 2014: New Review of Scientific Instruments journal article on the world-class, cutting edge, Time-Resolved LIF techniques developed by Chris Durot.

December 2013: Congratulations to Roland Florenz on successfully defending his dissertation on the X3, the world's first 100-kW, three channel NHT.

The PEPL Mission

The experimental and theoretical research program is guided by three goals:
  1. To make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance
  2. To Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft
  3. To identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems (e.g., plasma processing, space-plasma simulation)
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