Abstract Title

CubeSat-sized Pulsed Plasma Thruster

Faculty Mentor Name

Daniel B. White

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

While many pulsed plasma thrusters have been built over the years, none have been built in the form factor of a CubeSat module before. This is useful in many deep space applications, as it adds utility not currently offered on any other orbital maintenance system. This fl exibility allows mission specialists to send CubeSats out of the asteroid belt and perform missions that cannot currently be achieved with the current orbital maintenance modules that are available. This also can be used for the fi nal orbital maneuvers. This module consumes less space than other systems, while also being less hazardous to itself and other modules, due to the solid-state nature of the technology.

  • IGNITE AWARD
  • POSTER PRESENTATION

Location

ERAU - Prescott, AZ; AC1-Atrium, 11 am - 3 pm | Eagle Gym, 7 - 9 pm

Start Date

3-29-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

3-29-2019 9:00 PM

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Mar 29th, 11:00 AM Mar 29th, 9:00 PM

CubeSat-sized Pulsed Plasma Thruster

ERAU - Prescott, AZ; AC1-Atrium, 11 am - 3 pm | Eagle Gym, 7 - 9 pm

While many pulsed plasma thrusters have been built over the years, none have been built in the form factor of a CubeSat module before. This is useful in many deep space applications, as it adds utility not currently offered on any other orbital maintenance system. This fl exibility allows mission specialists to send CubeSats out of the asteroid belt and perform missions that cannot currently be achieved with the current orbital maintenance modules that are available. This also can be used for the fi nal orbital maneuvers. This module consumes less space than other systems, while also being less hazardous to itself and other modules, due to the solid-state nature of the technology.

  • IGNITE AWARD
  • POSTER PRESENTATION