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Hall Thruster Visualization & Animation – Tempe

INSTITUTION

Arizona State University (Tempe Campus)

CLASS

Cobalt Class (2019 – 2020)

STUDENT TEAM

Matt Bradford, Computer Systems Engineering
Nicholas Breuer, Computer Systems Engineering
William Kostecki, Engineering Management
Sina Malek, Computer Systems Engineering
Matthew McKinstry, Engineering Management
Samuel Zirbel, Computer Systems Engineering

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

Dr. Joe Juarez, Lecturer, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, ASU
Dr. Ryan Meuth, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, 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.