AE 435 - Electric Propulsion
Elements of electric propulsion as applied to near-earth and deep-space missions; impact on spacecraft design; physics of ionized gases; plasmadynamics; electrothermal, electromagnetic, and electrostatic acceleration of gases to high velocity; high-impulse thruster design and performance; the resistojet, arcjet, ion engine, Hall thruster, MPD arc thruster, and plasma gun. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: AE 433.