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Hall Thruster Visualization & Animation – Polytechnic

INSTITUTION

Arizona State University (Polytechnic Campus)

CLASS

Cobalt Class (2019 – 2020)

STUDENT TEAM

Bryan Culver, Software Engineering
Kyle Johnson, Software Engineering
Julio Jovel, Software Engineering
Ira Sigman, Software Engineering
Cameron Troy, Software Engineering

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

Dr. Doug Sandy, Lecturer, Engineering Academic & Student Affairs, ASU

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Psyche mission will rely on Hall thrusters (a form of electric propulsion) in order to propel the spacecraft on its journey to (16) Psyche. Despite their extensive use on-board a variety of spacecraft, these thrusters are largely unfamiliar to the general public. In this project, the team is creating an entertaining interactive visualization depicting how these thrusters work and the benefits of using them for a general audience.