News and Highlights
Congratulations to Tim Collard (NSF), Sarah Cusson (NSTRF), and Marcel Georgin (NSTRF) on being awarded national fellowships.
Congratulations to Scott Hall, Tim Collard, Ethan Dale, and Frans Ebersohn on successfully becoming PhD candidates.
Also check out our new presenations and posters from: 20th Advanced Propulsion Workshop,
University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, and 5th Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering Student Symposium.
Check out our new publications from: 50th Joint Propulsion Conference and
41st IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science.
Congratulations to Mike Sekerak on successfully defending his dissertation: "Plasma Oscillations and Operational Modes in Hall Effect Thrusters."
The PEPL Mission
The experimental and theoretical research program is guided by three goals:
- To make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance
- To Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft
- To identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems (e.g., plasma processing, space-plasma simulation)