EP2 :: Equipo de Propulsión Espacial y Plasmas
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Equipo de Propulsion Espacial y Plasmas (EP2)


Recent R+D Projects

  • ‘Magnetic NOzzle thruster with elecTron cyclOtron Resonance’, coordinated by ONERA and financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Reasearch and Innovation Programe under Grant Agreement Nº 730028. More information: PDF
  • ‘Improving Low Earth Orbit Security With Enhanced Electric Propulsion (LEOSWEEP)’, financed by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, 2013–16.
  • ‘Ion Beam Shepherd IOD Mission (IBS-IOD)’, ESA AO 1-7359/12/NL/AF, 2013–14.
  • ‘Analysis of the rotating-spoke oscillation in Hall thrusters and its role on turbulent transport’, Financed by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (FA8655-13-1-3033), 2013–14.
  • ‘Helicon Plasma Thrusters for Space Missions’, in collaboration with SENER, financed by ESA, 2012-2013.
  • ‘Plasma detachment mechanisms in propulsive magnetic nozzles’, financed by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (FA8655-12-1-2043) 2012–13.
  • ‘Propulsión Espacial por Plasma’, financed by the Spanish National R+D plan, Gobierno de España, 2011–13.
  • ‘Magnetic nozzles for plasma thrusters: acceleration, thrust, and detachment mechanisms’, financed by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (FA8655-10-1-3085), 2011.
  • ‘Ion Beam Shepherd for Contactless Debris Removal’, in collaboration with the Tether Dynamics Group of the UPM, financed by the Advanced Concept Team of ESA, 2010–11. Final Report: PDF
  • ‘HeliconPlasmaHydrazyne.COmbinedMicro’, financed by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, 2008-10.
  • ‘Motores espaciales de plasma y efecto Hall’ financed by the Spanish National R+D plan, Gobierno de España, 2007-09.
  • ‘Two-dimensional modeling of Hall thruster discharge’, financed by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, 2006.
  • ‘Specific testing equipment and methodology for sputtering tests of electric propulsion materials’, financed by Inasmet and the European Space Agency, 2006-07.
  • ‘Propulsión espacial por plasma y efecto Hall’, financed by the Spanish National R+D plan, Gobierno de España, 2004-06.
  • ‘Numerical modeling of the Hall thruster discharge’, financed by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, 2004.
  • ‘Development of numerical models for double stage Hall thrusters’, financed by Alta and the European Space Agency 2003.
  • ‘High performance ceramic discharge chambers for Hall effect thrusters’, financed by Inasmet and the European Space Agency, 2003.
  • ‘Physics of the Hall thruster discharge’, financed by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, 2002.
  • ‘Propulsión espacial eléctrica’, financed by the Spanish National R+D plan, Gobierno de España, 2001-03.