Online Courses

AE 435 - Electric Propulsion

Spring 2017

Electric PropulsionONL62435ONL -    Rodney L Burton

Course Description

This course covers the elements of electric propulsion as applied to near-earth and deep-space missions; impact on spacecraft design; physics of ionized gases; plasmadynamics; electrothermal, electromagnetic, and electrostatic acceleration of gases to high velocity; high-impulse thruster design and performance; and the resistojet, arcjet, ion engine, Hall thruster, MPD arc thruster, and plasma gun.

Credit Hours

3 or 4 hours


A course in Aerospace Propulsion (AE 433).

Subject Area

Aerospace Engineering