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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
Research Areas
  • Naval engineering
Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.Combined Micro (HPH.com) is a research project funded by the European Committee within the 7th Framework Programme of the EU and conducted by an International consortium. Objective of this research is to significantly improve knowledge on helicon-based plasma thruster through deep numerical/theoretical investigation and extensive experimental campaign, then to apply it to the design, optimization and development of a space plasma thruster. The thruster will be specifically conceived to be used on board a minisatellite for attitude and position control in order to allow low-cost demonstration-mission. Finally to further increase versatility of this system, much further with respect to standard electric thruster, a detailed feasibility study will be also conducted to evaluate the possibility of using the plasmas to heat and or decompose a secondary propellant, in order to develop a two-mode system, high-efficiency low-thrust plasma-thruster mode and a low-efficiency hightrust secondary-propellant-plasma¿enhanced mode.
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Pequeña Empresa (11-50)
Granting date
  • Director: Eduardo Ahedo Galilea (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Análisis y experimentación en mecánica de fluidos y combustión
  • Departamento: Fundamentos Matemáticos de la Tecnología Aeronáutica
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)