News and Highlights
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."
New Review of Scientific Instruments journal article on the world-class, cutting edge, Time-Resolved LIF techniques developed by Chris Durot.
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)