Research Highlights

"We named our thruster the H9 MUSCLE because essentially, we took the H9 thruster and made a muscle car out of it by turning it up to 11—really up to a hundred, if we’re going by accurate scaling."


High-Power Operation

Magnetically-shielded Hall thrusters are now state-of-the-art, potentially allowing for much higher current densities. How does the performance change at these previously-unexplored operating regimes? How can we push these power limits even further?

Alternative Propellants

The use of molecular propellants on Hall thrusters would enable in-situ resource utilization and multimode propulsion. How can we leverage lessons learned with other propellants to improve its performance? Can we design a high-performing cathode compatible with these propellants?

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Journal Publications

Conference Publications