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    • Advances on the Inductive Plasma Thruster Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

      Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Boxberger, Adam; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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      Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...
    • Effects of applied magnetic field on IPG6-S, test-bed for an ABEP-based inductive plasma thruster (IPT) 

      Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, 2018)
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      An atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system (ABEP) captures the residual atmosphere of a planet and uses it as propellant for an electric thruster to counteract the drag. The system would theoretically allow orbiting ...
    • Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System (ABEP) 

      Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
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      Challenging space missions include those at very low altitudes, where the atmosphere is source of aerodynamic drag on the spacecraft, therefore an efficient propulsion system is required to extend the mission lifetime. One ...
    • Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System: design and set in operation 

      Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2019)
      Conference report
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      Challenging space missions include those at very low orbits, where the atmosphere is source of significant drag on a satellite. Therefore, an efficient dragcompensation propulsion system is required to extend the mission ...
    • KeyNote: DISCOVERER - Making commercial satellite operations in very low earth orbit a reality 

      Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Romano, Francesco; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
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      DISCOVERER is a €5.7M European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project developing technologies to enable commercially-viable sustained-operation of satellites in very low Earth orbits. Why operate closer to the Earth? For ...
    • On the exploitation of differential aerodynamic lift and drag as a means to control satellite formation flight 

      Traub, Constantin; Romano, Francesco; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (springer-Verlag, 2019-05-27)
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      For a satellite formation to maintain its intended design despite present perturbations (formation keeping), to change the formation design (reconfiguration) or to perform a rendezvous maneuver, control forces need to be ...
    • Performance Evaluation of a Novel Inductive Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

      Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Fasoulas, Stefanos; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2017)
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      Challenging space mission scenarios include those in low altitude orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. An atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system ...
    • RF Helicon-based Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System (ABEP) 

      Romano, Francesco; Chan, Y. A.; Herdrich, Georg; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-11)
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      Challenging space missions include those at very low altitudes, where the atmosphere is source of aerodynamicdrag on the spacecraft. To extend such missions lifetime, an efficient propulsion system is required. Onesolution ...
    • RF Helicon-based Plasma Thruster (IPT): Design, Set-up, and First Ignition 

      Romano, Francesco; Chan, Y. A.; Herdrich, Georg; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; García Berenguer, Marina (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
      Conference report
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      To extend missions lifetime at very low altitudes, an efficient propulsion system is requiredto compensate for aerodynamic drag. One solution is Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion (ABEP). It collects atmospheric ...
    • System analysis and test-bed for an atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system using an inductive plasma thruster 

      Romano, Francesco; Binder, Tilman; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel (2017)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...