News | 18.11.2017
The EPIC PSA and most of the on-going EP SRC Operational Grants were present and presented papers on Space Electric Propulsion with their latest developments in the IEPC 2017.
The 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) was organized during 8-12 October 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). The 2017 IEPC is the premier venue for researchers, developers, managers, and students from around the world to meet and discuss the latest in the field of electric propulsion. Conference topics cover the entire spectrum of electric propulsion research, development, and applications; including: Commercial Propulsion Needs; Industrial Scale Production of Flight Systems; Global Strategic Investments and Long Term Planning; Hall Thrusters, Ion Thrusters; Field Emission and Colloid Thrusters; MPD Thrusters; Pulsed Plasma Thrusters; Innovative or Advanced Electric Propulsion Concepts; Power and Power Processing Developments; etc.
The agenda and the detailed technical programme can be consulted here, and each paper presented can be downloaded from the IEPC 2017 webpage.
These were the papers presented during the IEPC 2017 from each Operational Grant or their partners on activities developed under the SRC OGs activities:
Many other papers not related to CHEOPS presented by: SAFRAN (HET), SITAEL (micro HET and PPU), and (TAS-BE PPU). See the detailed technical programme.
Many other papers not related to GIESEPP presented by: ArianeGroup (RIT 2X), Qinetiq (T5-T6), and Airbus DS (PPUs for GIE-HET-HEMPT). See the detailed technical programme.
Many papers not related to HEMPT-NG presented by: TES (HEMPT). See the detailed technical programme.
The IEPC 2017 was a perfect dissemination event to present to the international electric propulsion community the Electric Propulsion SRC activities and latest developments from all OGs partners; and was a great moment to strength the good collaboration and team spirit inside the SRC. The common objective is clear: Develop the European electric propulsion technology and its competitiveness and innovation, supported by the European Union in the frame of the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion SRC. The European electric propulsion was very well represented in Atlanta. The next IEPC 2019 will be in Vienna, Austria.