Dissertations


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  • Dale, Ethan T., “Investigation of the Hall Thruster Breathing Mode“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2020

  • Cusson, Sarah E., “Impact of Neutral Density on the Operation of High-Power Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2019

  • Hall, Scott J., “Characterization of a 100-kW Class Nested-Channel Hall Thruster“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2017

  • Trent, K., “Control of the Electron Energy Distribution Function (EEDF) in a Hall Thruster Plasma“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2016

  • Ebersohn, F., “Kinetic Method for Quasi-One-Dimensional Simulation of Magnetic Nozzle Plasmadynamics“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2016

  • Durot, C., “Development of a Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Fluorescence Technique for Nonperiodic Oscillations“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2016

  • Florenz, R, “The X3 100-kW Class Nested-Channel Hall Thruster: Motivation, Implementation, and Initial Performance“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2014

  • Sekerak, M., “Plasma Oscillations and Operational Modes in Hall Effect Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2014

  • Liang, R., “The Combination of Two Concentric Discharge Channels into a Nested Hall-Effect Thruster“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2013

  • Shabshelowitz, A, “Study of RF Plasma Technology Applied to Air-Breathing Electric Propulsion“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2013

  • Spencer, L., “The Study of CO2 Conversion in a Microwave Plasma/Catalyst System“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2012

  • McDonald, M., “Electron Transport in Hall Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2012

  • Tang, R., “Study of the Gasdynamic Mirror (GDM) Propulsion System“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2011

  • Huang, W., “Study of Hall Thruster Discharge Channel Wall Erosion via Optical Diagnostics“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2011

  • Shastry, R., “Experimental Characterization of the Near-Wall Region in Hall Thrusters and its Implications on Performance and Lifetime“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2011

  • Liu, T. M., “The Design Space of a Micro/Nano-Particle Electrostatic Propulsion System“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2010

  • Lobbia, R. B, “A Time-resolved Investigation of the Hall Thruster Breathing Mode“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2010

  • Nguyen, S. V. T., “Hydrogen Production in a Radio-Frequency Plasma Source Operating on Water Vapor“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2009

  • Reid, B. M., “The Influence of Neutral Flow Rate in the Operation of Hall Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2009

  • Lemmer, K. M., “Use of a Helicon Source for Development of a Re-Entry Blackout Amelioration System“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2009

  • Ngom, B. B, “Magnetic Field Simulation and Mapping Based on Zeeman-split Laser-induced Fluorescence Spectra of Xenon in the Discharge Channel of 5-6 kW Coaxial Stationary-Plasma Hall Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2009

  • Brown, D. L., “Investigation of Low Discharge Voltage Hall Thruster Characteristics and Evaluation of Loss Mechanisms“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2009

  • Kirtley, D. E., “Study of the Synchronous Operation of an Annular Field Reversed Configuration Plasma Device“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2008

  • Patel, P. R., “Automating Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories and System Trade Studies“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2008

  • Linnell, J. A., “An Evaluation of Krypton Propellant in Hall Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2007

  • Victor, A. L., “Design and Utilization of a Top Hat Analyzer for Hall Thruster Plume Diagnostics“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2006

  • Rovey, J. L., “A Multiple-Cathode, High-Power, Rectangular Ion Thruster Discharge Chamber for Increasing Thruster Lifetime“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2006

  • Herman, D. A., “The Use of Electrostatic Probes to Characterize the Discharge Plasma Structure and Identify Discharge Cathode Erosion Mechanisms in Ring-Cusp Ion Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2005

  • Walker, M. L. R, “Effects of Facility Backpressure on the Performance and Plume of a Hall Thruster“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2005

  • Hofer, R. R, “Development and Characterization of High-Efficiency, High-Specific Impulse Xenon Hall Thrusters“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2004

  • Beal, B. E., “Clustering of Hall Effect Thrusters for High-Power Electric Propulsion Applications“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2004

  • Peterson, P. Y., “The Development and Characterization of a Two-Stage Hybrid Hall/Ion Thruster,“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2004

  • Smith, T. B, “Deconvolution of Ion Velocity Distributions from Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectra of Xenon Electrostatic Thruster Plumes“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2003

  • Haas, J. M., “Low-perturbation Interrogation of the Internal and Near-field Plasma Structure of a Hall Thruster Using a High-Speed Probe Positioning System“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2001

  • Williams, G. J., “The Use of Laser-Induced Fluorescence to Characterize Discharge Cathode Erosion in a 30cm Ring-Cusp Ion Thruster“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2000

  • Bilén, S. G., “Pulse Propagation Along Conductors in Low-density, Cold Plasmas as Applied to Electrodynamic Tethers in the Ionosphere“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999

  • Van Noord, J. L., “Thermal Model of an Ion Thruster“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999

  • Domonkos, M. T., “Evaluation of Low-Current Orificed Hollow Cathodes“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999

  • Kim, S. W., “Experimental Investigations of Plasma Parameters and Species-Dependent Ion Energy Distribution in the Plasma Exhaust Plume of a Hall Thruster“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999

  • Gulczinski, F. S., “Examination of the Structure and Evolution of Ion Energy Properties of a 5 kW Class Laboratory Hall Effect Thruster at Various Operational Conditions“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999

  • Marrese, C. M, “Compatibility of Field Emission Cathode and Electric Propulsion Technologies“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1999

  • King, L. B., “Transport-property and Mass Spectral Measurements n the Plasma Exhaust Plume of a Hall-effect Space Propulsion System“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1998

  • Ohler, S. G., “Space Electric Propulsion Plasma Characterization Using Microwave and Ion Acoustic Wave Propagation“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1996

  • Foster, J., “An Investigation of the Near-Anode Region and its Role in Anode Power Deposition in an Arc Discharge under the Influence of a Transverse Magnetic Field“, University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1996

  • Gallimore, A. D., “Anode Power Deposition in Coaxial MPD Thrusters“, Princeton University, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1992