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Development toward a spaceflight capable VASIMR® engine and SEP applications AIAA Space (2014)
Inverse estimate of heat flux on a plasma discharge tube to steady-state conditions Int J of Heat & Mass Transfer (2014)
Temperature gradients due to adiabatic plasma expansion in a magnetic nozzle Plasma Sources Sci. Technol (2014)
Inverse estimate of heat flux on a plasma discharge tube to steady-state conditions Int J of Heat & Mass Transfer (2014)
Improved Efficiency and Throttling Range of the VX-200 Magnetoplasma Thruster J of Propulsion and Power (2014)
VASIMR® Spaceflight Engine System Mass Study and Scaling with Power IEPC (2013)
An Experimental Study of Plasma Detachment from a Magnetic Nozzle in the VASIMR® Plume IEPC (2013)
VASIMR® Solar Powered Missions for NEA Retrieval and NEA Deflection IEPC (2013)
A Plan to Study the Radiated Emissions from a VASIMR® Engine Exhaust Plume IEPC (2013)
The ISS Space Plasma Laboratory: A Proposed Electric Propulsion On-Orbit Workbench IEPC (2013)
Measurement of the Dielectric Wall Erosion in Helicon Plasma Thrusters IEPC (2013)
VASIMR® VX-CR Experiment: Status, Diagnostics and Plasma Plume Characterization IEPC (2013)
Plasma Adiabaticity in a Diverging Magnetic Nozzle IEPC (2013)
Fast and Robust Human Missions to Mars with Advanced NEP-VASIMR Propulsion NETS (2013)
VX-200 Improved Throttling Range JPC (2012)
A Survey of Missions using VASIMR for Flexible Space Exploration (Part 2) JSC-66428 (2012)
A review of the processing, composition, and thermal properties of dielectric technical ceramics J Mater Sci (2012)
VASIMR: Deep Space Transportation for the 21st Century AIAA SPACE (2011)
VX-200 Performance Measurements and Helicon Throttle Tables Using Ar & Kr IEPC (2011)
The VX-CR Experiment: A Thermal and Lifetime Testbed for the VASIMR Engine IEPC (2011)
VX-200 Operation at 200 kW and Plume Measurements: Future Plans and an ISS EP Test Platform IEPC (2011)
VX-200 Performance Results Exceeding 50% Thruster Efficiency J of Propulsion and Power (2011)
VASIMR Human Mission to Mars SPESIF (2011)
Ambipolar ion acceleration in an expanding magnetic nozzle Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2011)
Performance studies of the VX-200 AIAA ASME (2011)
Performance Measurements and Technology Demonstration of the VX-200 AIAA SPACE (2010)
VASIMR Performance Results JPC (2010)
A Survey of Missions using VASIMR for Flexible Space Exploration JSC-65825 (2010)
Observations of single-pass ion cyclotron heating in a trans-sonic flowing plasma, Physics of Plasmas (2010)
Ambipolar Ion Acceleration in the Expanding Magnetic Nozzle of the VASIMR VX-200i JPC (2009)
VASIMR Technological Advances JPC (2009)
Validating a Plasma Momentum Flux Sensor to an Inverted Pendulum Thrust Stand J of Prop and Power (2009)
Hall Thruster and VASIMR VX-100 Force measurements using a Plasma Momentum Flux Sensor AIAA (2009)
VASIMR Performance Measurements ISGLP (2008)
Electromagnetic ion cyclotron resonance heating in the VASIMR Advances in Space Research (2008)
Global Modeling of Magnetized Capacitive Discharges IEEE Trans Plas Sci (2007)
Projected Lunar Cargo IEPC (2007)
High Power VASIMR Experiments IEPC (2007)
Developing the VASIMR Engine Central American Today (2007)
High Power Ion Cyclotron Heating In the VASIMR Engine AIAA (2007)
Combined rf and transport effects J of Applied Physics (2006)
Improvements in Ionization Cost AIAA (2006)
Ion Acceleration in VASIMR IEPC (2005)
Plasma Detachment in a Magnetic Nozzle Physics of Plasmas (2005)
Plasma Heating Simulation in VASIMR AIAA (2005)
The use of RF waves in space propulsion systems Bulletin of Radio Science (2004)
Simulations of Plasma Detachment in VASIMR AIAA (2002)
Comparing Experiments with Modeling for Light Ion Helicon Plasma Sources Physics of Plasmas (2002)
The VASIMR Rocket Scientific American (2000)
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