PROJECT TITLE: Metallic Plasma Generator for Space Applications — MPG
Coordinator: Institute of Space Science
Period: December 2013 – December 2015
Project director: Marian Mogîldea
Project team: 6 researchers
Description: The project aims to research the possibility of using a lead based metallic plasma generator for future applications in space propulsion. Today the existing space missions use gaseous fuel for propulsion, while the European and international directions are focusing on developing new technologies. Coupling a microwave generator with a solid propellant could represent a breakthrough in the science community that will benefit the academia and industry worldwide.
- Documentation and analysis of the interaction of the microwave radiation with matter,
- Design of the experimental setup,
- Development of the experimental setup,
- Experiment running and characterization
- WP1 – Documentation and analysis of the interaction of the microwave radiation with matter
- WP2 – Design of the experimental setup
- WP3 – Development of the experimental setup
- WP4 – Experiment running and characterization
Contributions to the STAR programme objectives: Identifying technological and industrial national, european and international research niches, European and defining and identifying projects for participation in ESA optional programs.