Plasma Diagnostics for Applications in Space Propulsion

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dc.contributor.advisorAskew, Thomas R., 1955-
dc.contributor.advisorDeanconu, Stelu
dc.contributor.advisorHawk, Clark W.
dc.contributor.authorBrockington, Sam
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-22T19:54:44Z
dc.date.available2011-08-22T19:54:44Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.description32 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe single largest stumbling block in the present endeavor to explore space is the simple dollar-per-pound cost necessary to put spacecraft in orbit. While many initiatives to design better, faster, cheaper rockets and lifting bodies are already underway, Earth to orbit costs are being further reduced by the replacement of chemical reaction control systems with electric and plasma propulsion systems. While working as an intern at the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Propulsion Research Center Advanced Propulsion Lab, I assisted in the application of three plasma diagnostic techniques toward the development of new concepts in electric propulsion for space vehicles.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPropulsion Research Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/23276
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Physics Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Physics.;
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dc.titlePlasma Diagnostics for Applications in Space Propulsionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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