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ASPW 2014

20th Advanced Space Propulsion Workshop

The 20th Advanced Space Propulsion Workshop

Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

November 17-19, 2014

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Monday (17 Nov, 2014)

Nuclear Propulsion

  1. The Fusion Driven Rocket, (MSNW LLC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Direct Fusion Drive, (Princeton Satellite Systems)
    Abstract, Presentation
  3. Studies of Fission Fragment Rocket Engine Propelled Spacecraft, (NASA MSFC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  4. Neutron Shielding Requirements for MW/m D-3He-burning Rocket Engines, (Princeton University)
    Abstract, Presentation
  5. Comparison of the Viper Pulsed Fusion Rocket to Prior Fusion Space Propulsion Designs, (University of Illinois)
    Abstract, Presentation

Advanced Electric Propulsion

  1. Discharge Chamber Measurements of an Annular-Geometry Ion Engine, (NASA GRC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. The MET(Microwave Electro-Thermal) Thruster and Mars Missions, (Morningstar Applied Physics LLC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  3. Adaptive Electric Propulsion for ISRU Missions, (MSNW LLC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  4. Development of a Superconducting Magnet System for a Helicon Plasma Thruster, (University of Maryland)
    Abstract, Presentation
  5. Preliminary Results and Future Goals for a Simultaneous Characterization of a Nested-channel Hall Thruster in Experiment and Simulation, (University of Michigan)
    Abstract, Presentation

Propellant-less Propulsion

  1. Electric Sail Propulsion to Enable Heliopause and Beyond Scientific Missions of Discovery, (NASA MSFC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Exploring the Potential of Miniaturized Electrodynamic Tethers to Enhance Femtosatellites and Picosatellites Capabilities, (University of Michigan)
    Abstract, Presentation
  3. The Poynting Motivator, GEM Unification Theory and Possible Utilization of the Quantum Vacuum for Propellant-less Propulsion, (Morningstar Applied Physics LLC)
    Abstract, Presentation

Tuesday (18 Nov, 2014)

Mission Applications and Systems

  1. Atmospheric Mining in the Outer Solar System: Design Options & Observational Systems, (NASA GRC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Large-Angle Optimal Low-Thrust Transfer of GEO Satellites Applying a Quaternion-Based Formulation, (Princeton University)
    Abstract, Presentation
  3. Solar Electric Propulsion for Mars Mission Applications, (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
    Abstract, Presentation
  4. Advancing Space Propulsion System Technology Through Additive Manufactured Heat Pipe Structures, (Thermacore Inc.)
    Abstract, Presentation

In-situ Propellant Utilization

  1. Refueling with In-Situ Produced Propellants, (NASA GRC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. EP Performance Requirements for In-Situ Propellant Usage, (Ohio Aerospace Institute)
    Abstract, Presentation

Wednesday (19 Nov, 2014)

Plenary

  1. NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Program, (ANSER)
    Abstract, Presentation

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

  1. Development of Bi-Modal Nuclear Thermal Propulsion and Power Fuels, (Idaho National Laboratory)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Raising Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) Technology Readiness Above 3, (NASA MSFC)
    Abstract, Presentation
  3. The Benefits of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) in an Evolvable Mars Campaign, (NASA GRC)
    Abstract, Presentation

Theory & Numerical Simulation

  1. Simulations for Multiple-grid Inertial Electrostatic Confinement, (University of Maryland)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Developing Numerical Simulations to Assist in Isolating Excited Nitrous Oxide States, (University of Maryland)
    Abstract, Presentation

Breakthrough Propulsion

  1. Mach Effect Thruster Development, (California State University)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Pondering Breakthrough Propulsion and Inertial Frame Physics, (Tau Zero Foundation)
    Abstract, Presentation

Advanced Launch Systems

  1. Overview of the Millimeter-Wave Thermal Launch System (MTLS) Project, (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Abstract, Presentation
  2. Development and Testing of a Refractory Millimeter-Wave Absorbent Heat Exchanger, (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Abstract, Presentation