Propulsion Publications

Space Propulsion Publications:

Electromagnetically Driven Fusion Propulsion, J. Slough, Pancotti, A., Kirtley, D., Votroubek, G., International Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC-372 (2013).
Development of a Steady Operating Pulsed Power System for FRC and Inductive Thrusters, Kirtley, D., Pihl, J., and Pihl, C., International Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC-361 (2013).
Electromagnetic Optimization of FRC-Based Pulsed Plasma Thrusters, Waldock, J., Kirtley, D., Slough, J.,International Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC-376 (2013).
Neutral Entrainment Demonstration in a Xenon FRC Thruster Experiment, Kirtley, D.E., Slough, J.T., and Votroubek, G. Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force Conference (2013).
Magnetoshells: Plasma Aerocapture for Manned Missions and Planetary Deep Space Orbiters, David Kirtley. Poster from NIAC Spring Symposium (2013). 
The Fusion Driven Rocket: Nuclear Propulsion through Direct Conversion of Fusion Energy, John Slough, Anthony Pancotti, George Votroubek, David Kirtley, Christopher Pihl, Michael Pfaff . Poster from NIAC Spring Symposium (2013). 
The Fusion Driven Rocket. Slough, J., Pancotti, A., Kirtley, D., Pfaff, M.,  Pihl, C., Votroubek, G., NASA NIAC Phase II Symposium (2012).
In-Situ Electromagnetic Propulsion for Martian and Terrestrial Atmospheres.  Kirtley, D. Pancotti, A., Slough, J. and Pihl, C. AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference (2012).
Mission Design Architecture for the Fusion Driven Rocket.  Pancotti, A., Slough, J. Kirtley, D. et al. AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference (2012).
A Magneto‐Inertial Fusion Driven Rocket. J. Slough, D. Kirtley, A. Pancotti, M. Pfaff, C. Phil,  G. Votroubek. 39th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) (2012).
Nuclear Propulsion Through Direct Conversion of Fusion Energy. Slough, J. Kirtley, D. Pihl, C. and Pancotti, A.NASA NIAC Symposium (2012).
Steady Operation of an Electromagnetic Plasmoid Thruster. Kirtley, D., Slough, J., Pfaff, M., Pihl, C. Joint Army Navy NASA AirForce Conference (2011).
The Fusion Driven Rocket. Slough, J., Kirtley, D. Pfaff, M., Pancotti, A. NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts Review (2011).
Pulsed Plasmoid Propulsion: Air-Breathing Electromagnetic Propulsion. Kirtley, D., Slough, J., Pihl, C. International Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC-2011-015 (2011).
Plasma Magneto-Shell for Aerobraking and Aerocapture. Slough, J., Kirtley, D., Pancotti, A. International Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC-2011-303 (2011).
Nuclear Propulsion based on Inductively Driven Liner Compression of Fusion Plasmoids. J. Slough and D. Kirtley. AIAA Aerospace Sciences (2011).
Development of High-Power Electic Propulsion Technology for Near-Term and Mid-Term Space Power. D. Brown, D. Kirtley, et al. Joint Army Navy Airforce NASA Journal (2010).
Pulsed Inductive Macron Propulsion. D. Kirtley and J. Slough. Joint Army Navy Airforce NASA Space Propulsion Systems Conference (2010).
The ELF Thruster. J. Slough, D. Kirtley, and T. Weber. International Electric Propulsion Conference 2009-265 (2009).
Preliminary Performance Measurements of the Air-Breathing ELF Thruster. J. Slough, D. Kirtley, and T. Weber. Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force Conference, Orlando Florida (2008).