Publications and bibliography



  • T. Lafleur, F. Cannat, J. Jarrige, P.-Q. Elias, D. Packan, “Electron Dynamics and ion acceleration in expanding-plasma thrusters”, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., vol. 24, 065013 (2015).
  • F. Cannat, T. Lafleur, J. Jarrige, P. Chabert, P.-Q. Elias, D. Packan, “Optimization of a coaxial electron cyclotron resonance plasma thruster with an analytical model “, Phys. Plasmas, vol. 22, 053503 (2015).
  • J. Jarrige, P. Thobois, C. Blanchard, P.-Q. Elias, D. Packan, L. Fallerini, G. Noci, “Thrust measurements of the GAIA mission flight-model cold gas thrusters”, J. Propul. Power, Vol. 30, No.4, 934 (2014).
  • P.-Q. Elias, “2D fluid model of a magnetized plasma in a closed chamber” ”, 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Washington D.C. (USA), IEPC-2013-139 (2013).
  • P.-Q. Elias, J. Jarrige, E. Cuchetti, D. Packan, A. Bulit, “Full ion velocity distribution function measurement in an electric thruster, using LIF-based tomographic reconstruction”, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Hyogo-Kobe (Japan), IEPC-2015-235 (2015).
  • Ahedo, E., and M. Merino. "Two-dimensional supersonic plasma acceleration in a magnetic nozzle." Physics of Plasmas (1994-present) 17.7 (2010): 073501.
  • Ahedo, E. Plasmas for space propulsion. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 53(12), 124037 (2011).
  • Ahedo, E., and Navarro, J. "Helicon thruster plasma modeling: Two-dimensional fluid-dynamics and propulsive performances." Physics of Plasmas 20 , 043512 (2013).
  • Merino, M., Navarro, J., Casado, S., Ahedo, E., Gómez, V., Ruiz, M., Bosch, E., and González del Amo, J. "Design and development of a 1kW-class helicon antenna thruster". In 34th International.
  • Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC-2015-297, (2015).
  • M. Merino, E. Ahedo, Plasma detachment in a propulsive magnetic nozzle via ion demagnetization, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 032001 (1-5) (2014).
  • 2011: 17ème JNM (Journées Nationales Micro-ondes) : Amplificateurs de puissance en bande Ka avec une nouvelle technologie d’interconnexion.
  • 2015: patent numberFR 15.01760.
  • 2015: 19ème JNM (Journées Nationales Micro-ondes) : Amplificateurs de puissance modulaire de format cylindrique compact.
  • K. Holste, S. Schippers, A. Müller, P. Spädtke, M. Smirnovaand D. Feili(2013): Emittance measurement setup facilitating plasma diagnostic of ion thrusters. IEPC-2013 Proceedings 191.
  • K. Holste, W. Gärtner, P. E. Köhler, P. Dietz, J. Konrad, S. Schippers, P. J. Klar, A. Müller and P. R. Schreiner(2015): In Search of Alternative Propellants. IEPC-2015 Proceedings 320.
  • D. Pagano, F. Scortecci, C. Bundesmann, C. Eichhorn, F. Scholze, H. Neumann, H. Leiter, H. Kersten, S. Gauter, R. Wiese, R. Blott, P. J. Klar, K. Holste, B. K. Meyer, S. Mazouffre, A. Bulitand J. Gonzalez delAmo(2015): Qualification of the AEPD System as a Standard On-Ground Toolfor Electric Propulsion Thruster. IEPC-2015 Proceedings363.
  • M. Piechotka, K. Holste, T. Henning, K. Hannemann, P. J. Klar, V. Nigmatzyanovand A. Neumann (2015): Test procedurefor locally assessing potential risks of sputter damage due to thruster plumes. IEPC-2015 Proceedings 156.
  • P. J. Klar, K. Hannemann, U. Rickleffsand H. Leiter(2015): Overviewof the researchactivitiesof the RITSAT-project. IEPC-2015 Proceedings89.
  • Publication at IEPC-2015-224: “Power Processing Unit Activities at Thales Alenia Space Belgium (ETCA)” Eric Bourguignon, Stéphane Fraselle, Thierry Scalaisand Jean-Marc Defise.
  • Performance evaluation of a 20 kW Hall EffectThruster, S. Zurbach, N. Cornu, P. Lasgorceix, IEPC-2011-020, 2011.
  • First step towards a next generation of Hall thrusters simulation S. Barral(PAN/IPPT), S. Zurbach, 5th Intal Spacecraft Propulsion Conference, 5-8 May 2008.
  • E. Ahedo & M. Merino, "Two-dimensional supersonic plasma acceleration in a magnetic nozzle", Physics of Plasmas 17, 073501 (2010).
  • M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Magnetic Nozzles for Space Plasma Thrusters", published in Encyclopedia of Plasma Technology, volume 2, pages 1329-1351, ISBN 9781466500594 (2016).