The High-Power Electric Propulsion Laboratory (HPEPL) in the Georgia Institute of Technology Department of Aerospace Engineering was founded in 2005 under the direction of Prof. Mitchell Walker.

Laboratory Goals:

  1. To increase the performance and efficiency of high-power electric propulsion (EP) devices
  2. To identify and understand spacecraft integration issues that may prevent widespread use of EP systems on spacecraft
  3. To understand the life-limiting factors of EP devices
  4. To identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems (e.g., space-plasma simulation and re-entry flow simulation)

HPEPL conducts research controlled by the provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which is not discussed on this public website.

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