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Department of Aerospace Engineering
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Welcome to PEPL

News and Highlights

January 2016: Congratulations to Sarah Cusson on successfully becoming a PhD candidate. Also check out our new presentations and posters from: 68th Gaseous Electronics Conference, University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, and 6th Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering Student Symposium.

October 2015: Congratulations to PEPL Alumnus Joshua Rovey for being awared the prestigious AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award.

August 2015: Check out our new publications from: 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference in Kobe, Japan.

June 2015: Congratulations to Tim Collard (NSF), Sarah Cusson (NSTRF), and Marcel Georgin (NSTRF) on being awarded national fellowships.

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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