Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

The project involves the design, analysis and fabrication of a setup for electric propulsion plume experiments and its integration onto WPI's large vacuum tank. The setup includes a fixed-stand to hold a plasma source and a probe-stand to hold a retarding potential analyzer. The probe-stand allows alignment of the probe with the plasma-source centerline and is placed on a manual translation table to allow measurements at various plume positions. The stands are designed to withstand forces and tank vibrations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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