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Pulsed Plasma Thruster Magnetic Field Study

A pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) is a type of compact thruster designed for small satellites ideal for precise attitude changes in a vacuum. The principle describing the thrust is the Lorenz Force, of which the strength of a magnetic field is a factor. This study projects the expected improvement of performance due to an applied

Development and Validation of Active Pixel Sensors for Star Tracker Applications

The research objective is to demonstrate the utility of Active Pixel Sensors for application on Star Tracker devices. Active Pixel Sensors hold promise for space applications due to their small size, effectiveness against radiation, and on-chip processing. The research focus is on documenting and validating ground test equipment for these types of sensors. Through demonstrating