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PEPL Thrusters: M1 & M2

Above: 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).

Selected Relevant Publications

  1. Liu, T., Drenkow, B., Musinski, L., Gallimore, A., Gilchrist, B., and Doan, A., "Developmental Progress of the Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster," AIAA-2008-5096, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Hartford, CT, July 20-23, 2008.
  2. Liu, T. M., "The Design Space of a Micro/Nano-Particle Electrostatic Propulsion System," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010.
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