PEPL MPD (Magnetoplasmadynamic) Thruster
Photograph of PEPL’s MPD thruster on display.
Tested at PEPL
This applied-field pulsed MPD thruster was provided by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and is based on Prof. Gallimore’s graduate work at Princeton. The thruster was tested at PEPL in a collaboration project with NASA Lewis Research Center (now GRC). The goal of the project was to study the suitability of the MPD thruster for 10-kW class solar electric orbit transfer vehicle (SEOTV) missions.
The H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster
Hofer, R.R., Cusson, S.E., Lobbia, R.B., and Gallimore, A.D.
Performance of the H9 Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters
Cusson, S. E., Hofer, R. R., Lobbia, R. B., Jorns, B. A., and Gallimore, A. D.