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AE 435 - Electric Propulsion

Last offered Spring 2022

Official Description

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.

Related Faculty

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Electric PropulsionA29965LCD31100 - 1220 T R  103 Talbot Laboratory Joshua L. Rovey
Electric PropulsionONL62435ONL3 -    Joshua L. Rovey