Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


In previous Interactive Qualifying Projects, surveys were distributed to various panels, including space technology experts, the technically literate, and the general public in order to gather their assessments of future space technologies. In this IQP, the authors, after conducting a through literature review, formally completed the survey to obtain scores of significance, likelihood, and probable time frame of the nuclear, ion, and solar sail space drives, which were then compared to results from past survey panels.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies