Thruster

M1 & M2 NanoFET


Schematic of the M2 thruster under development (left) and photograph of the M1 prototype thruster mounted in a spherical ultra-high vacuum test facility at PEPL (right).

Developed
2006 – 2010

Tested at PEPL
2009 – 2010

Developer
PEPL, ElectroDynamic Applications (EDA)

NanoFET is designed to be a scalable, self-neutralizing, high thrust-to-power propulsion system spanning a wide range of specific impulse of interest for small satellite missions.

Selected Publications


  • The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster

    Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.

    35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta,GA, IEPC-2017-232, 2017

  • Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters

    Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.

    35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta,GA, IEPC-2017-239, 2017